Ann Romney's family cookbook to debut on New York Times best-seller list

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  • Fahrvergnugen Provo, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    A lot of these comments are funny. I don't know the Romney's personally, and I'm sure most of you don't either. That being said, I don't think it's any of our place to judge them based on their affluence or their backgrounds. The same goes for the Obama's. Politicians do some pretty slimy things (Romney included), but I'm sure both families would be pleasant to be around

    If all you want to do it gripe about what you don't have and what you think other people should do with their money or how they should do things, that's fine. I'm sure the Romney's and the Obama's don't lose any sleep over it.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Oct. 17, 2013 10:34 a.m.

    @Cate - well said! The Romneys are good folk, who have keen minds and a great family base. The Obamas as good folk, who have keen minds and a great family base. The important thing for this article is that good food, good talk (even if it includes burping and all), and LOVE for each other creates many wonderful memories at the dinner table.

    Americans need to have more together time. Make the time for dinner and talk about your days and dreams. Your kids will thank you for it later. Mine already have.

  • Bob K porland, OR
    Oct. 16, 2013 4:06 p.m.

    One hears that Mrs Romney is great with her church, her kids, and so forth.

    During the campaign, she came across like Marie Antoinette, and, certainly, wearing a fragile blouse that might cost $2000 (with scarf hanging down, yet) to demonstrate cooking indicates that she does not mind looking like a rich movie star when she goes on TV. After all, she came from affluence and went to a fancy prep school.

    So pardon me if she has at least partially earned this parody of her cook book:

    1-- Have the peasants shop for the ingredients.
    2-- Mix everything up in your own way, whether or not it might be fair to more people if you did it a different way.
    3-- Bake it, using plenty of domestic oil to heat the stove.
    4-- Serve it: if it comes out poorly, then spin the story so that you and your husband never made any errors, nor said anything wrong about the peasants.

  • Nancy L.V. Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 16, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    I really admire Ann Romney and the strength she has going through her problems with MS. How exciting that she wrote a cookbook centered on the family. The icing on the cake is that she's going to donate a part of her proceeds from the book to charity ala "Paul Newman's Own" style. Right on Ann!

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 6:21 a.m.

    The cool thing about family are the traditions. It's great to see the Romneys able to remind people of that. Nothing is stopping any person in this country from doing the same basic things they are doing, but you simply won't have the fame or financial means to publish it and promote it to millions (though with the internet often the exceptional can break out without that), so my advice is rather than be full of envy, try to reach out to other people and share your family's legacy with your family and close friends. I think you'll be delighted to know you don't need fame an fortune to be grateful and share something positive. Good luck!

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    Oct. 15, 2013 11:28 p.m.

    Since when being rich is a sin?

    Oct. 15, 2013 2:31 p.m.

    I don't know if I can relate to Ms. Romney. I heard that the first instruction in her recipes is "Bring all the ingredients up to the kitchen using your car elevator..."

    Oct. 12, 2013 3:12 p.m.

    Is it at all possible for people to entertain the thought that BOTH the Obamas and the Romneys are wholesome good parents and families ??? I truly believe both men, Romney and Obama , wanted the very best for the country, and still do. Though they have different ideas of how to solve the serious problems we are facing, I believe they are mature, intelligent men who offered their best to the nation, and continue to do so. I don't believe it is necessary to hate and denigrate one person in order to support the other. To me, the most serious problem in politics today is that a relative minority of the American people have become so nasty and confrontational that they simply cannot carry on a mature conversation about legitimate differences of opinion anymore. It goes beyond party affiliation. The name-calling and snarkiness so prevalent on cable, and even in these online comments diminishes ALL of us. We must become a better people, and take more personal responsibility in setting good examples for our children.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Oct. 12, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    The Romneys are not people, they are an institution, the same as the Warner Bros. or any other big rich institution. It is not reasonable that the DN protects and shields them from public opinion the way they do. The Romney institute has significant influence on Americans lives; for good or bad. They need to be open to total and honest debate.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Oct. 12, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    Let them eat cake and drink Tea Party kool aid. Plutocracy is alive and well in America.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 11:32 a.m.

    I wish I was famous, then I could sell my own cook book:

    Fries and baked beans, boiled potatoes, cereal, oranges and bananas, toast and er....

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    I can't believe how nasty some people are on these posts. Area they really that unhappy?

    Ann Romney is a wonderful, good, kind person who has written a book and will give all proceeds to a charitable cause. Wow! What an awful, entitled person. I think we all ought to take her out back and knock the crap out of her. She's so "entitled" she has spent he life in raising her children and being of service to others.

    Honestly, do some of these people really know how small they make themselves when they attack a good woman who has done nothing but good throughout her life.

    I hope her book sells millions and a lot of people are helped by it.

  • ca2000 West Wendover, NV
    Oct. 11, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    @ranch: "Fortunately we do have a happy, wholesome family in the nation's White House right now."
    You're joking, right?
    I bought several of Ann's books for Christmas gifts. She is a very inspiring woman, and yes, I do wish Mr Romney had won the presidency; we would be on our way out of the mess in Washington by this time.
    I don't think the current POTUS is capable of (nor wants) anything good for the US.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 6:47 a.m.

    @Mrs TAP;

    Fortunately we do have a happy, wholesome family in the nation's White House right now.

    I wonder how many of the Romney's hired chefs contributed their recipes?

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 5:28 a.m.

    I just sent a healthy donation to the Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston (the charity to which Ann claims she will send money from the sale of her book). They are a very worthy recipient of funds, but I see no reason to further enrich this woman who thinks she is a very entitled woman.

  • Mrs TAP Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    I ordered it, immediately, after seeing the Romneys on Jay Leno. Too bad this happy, wholesome family is not in our nation's White House right now! BTW, the article didn't mention that all proceeds will go to some kind of neurological research (before the nasties get started on that tack)!

  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Oct. 10, 2013 5:58 p.m.

    Already have my copy and it is great.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 3:57 p.m.

    Yeah, why would we ever want the Romney's in the White House? #sigh#