Friday, October 7, 2011

Wall Street Journal :: Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins

Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins
By Ellen Sweets
Buy It Now
Giving the Dish
By F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal

Although known as a fiery Texan newspaper columnist, the late Molly Ivins was also a formidable cook. Ellen Sweets, her fellow reporter and kitchen intimate, reveals the culinary side of the Lone Star legend in "Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins: A Memoir With Recipes" (University of Texas Press, $20). A whiz with a whisk and French cuisine connoisseur, Ms. Ivins honed her skills as the consummate dinner-party host. Ms. Sweets's anecdotes about the cast of characters who round-tabled Ms. Ivins's home are as satisfying as the Texas pistol's concoctions. No food snob, however, she was equally content to whip up a Garbage Gumbo as a duck a l'orange.

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