Have you been unable to stop thinking about Welsh cakes since the 2012 campaign? Well, you’re in luck: Ann Romney is publishing a cookbook.
“The Romney Family Table,” due out in October, promises photos and family anecdotes as well as recipes such as “Mitt’s Meatloaf Cakes,” homemade ice cream, and the Welsh skillet cookies that the former aspiring first lady handed out on the campaign plane last year.
Making the promotional rounds at the BookExpo America convention in Manhattan Friday, Romney told Publishers Weekly the book began with the folder of recipes she presented to each daughter-in-law as they joined the family. Not that the mother of five always reveled in cooking. “After my last son was going to college. . . Mitt expected to see great big tears in my eyes, that I would be sobbing,” she recalled. “I looked at him and said, ‘You’ve just had your last home-cooked meal.’ After all those years of feeling like I was a short-order cook, I felt liberated!”
The book is being published by Shadow Mountain, an imprint of the Deseret Book publishing house, which is owned by the Mormon Church. As part of its mission statement, Shadow Mountain says it publishes stories that “have the power to strengthen individuals, families and communities. . . books that build and uplift.”