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Marcy Nighswander, File, Associated Press
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1993, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the court oath from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ginsburg's husband Martin holds the Bible and President Bill Clinton looks on at left. The cookbook “Chef Supreme” published in Dec. 2011 and contains nearly 50 of the late Martin Ginsburg’s recipes.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was banished from the kitchen by her children decades ago, her tuna fish casserole the target of family jokes. Dinner duties instead fell to her husband, an accomplished tax lawyer who became an accomplished chef.

When he died last year, Martin Ginsburg left behind well over 100 recipes he'd perfected, including cookies beloved by his grandchildren and cakes baked for the birthdays of Supreme Court justices. Now, with the help of the wife of another Supreme Court justice, those recipes have become a cookbook.

"Chef Supreme: Martin Ginsburg" was published this month and contains nearly 50 of Martin Ginsburg's recipes. The book has already sold out at the Supreme Court's gift shop, and another printing is under way.