Jerry Mander: The Tale of Fauxchahontas’ Faux Cherokee Recipes

Jerry Mander


Chef Cooks One of Elizabeth Warren’s Pow Wow Chow Fake-Cherokee Recipes

On TV during the Tucker Carlson Tonight Show

Not only is Fauxchahontas a fake Cherokee – she plagiarized recipes to enter in a Cherokee cook book called … drum roll … Pow Wow Chow

By William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection

Among the many aspects of Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee deception, perhaps the Pow Wow Chow cookbook stands out for its multi-layers of ridiculousness.

Elizabeth Warren is not Native American, much less Cherokee as she claimed.

Yet Warren submitted recipes to a 1984 cookbook called Pow Wow Chow identifying herself as Cherokee.


But the recipes she submitted were distinctly not Cherokee, like Cold Omelets with Crab Meat and Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing:


and Mexican Oatmeal Soup:


The cookbook also had a recipe from her husband for Oriental Stir Fry, and he was identified as Cherokee (there’s no indication he actually is):


It turned out that a number of the recipes were nearly identical to recipes published elsewhere previously. Boston Radio host Howie Carr discovered that three of Warren’s recipes appeared to be plagiarized:

The two recipes, “Cold Omelets with Crab Meat” and “Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing,” appear in an article titled “Cold Omelets with Crab Meat,” written by Pierre Franey of the New York Times News Service that was published in the August 22, 1979 edition of the Virgin Islands Daily News, a copy of which can be seen here.

Ms. Warren’s 1984 recipe for Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing is a word-for-word copy of Mr. Franey’s 1979 recipe.

Mrs. Warren’s 1984 recipe for Cold Omelets with Crab Meat contains all four of the ingredients listed in Mr. Franey’s 1979 recipe in the exact same portion but lists five additional ingredients. More significantly, her instructions are virtually a word for word copy of Mr. Franey’s instructions from this 1979 article. Both instructions specify the use of a “seven inch Teflon pan.” …

Ms. Warren’s instructions are word-for-word copies of Mr. Franey’s 1979 instructions for this recipe, with one exception. Ms. Warren says, “Let cook until firm and lightly brown…” and Mr. Franey says “Let cook until firm and lightly browned…” [emphasis added] …

The third potentially plagiarized recipe, “Herbed Tomatoes,” appears to be copied from this 1959 recipe from Better Homes and Garden.

Warren’s husband’s recipe also appeared elsewhere previously word for word — in the Oswego (NY) Palladium Times.

Tucker Carlson has had some fun with this, having Howie Carr on as a guest a few weeks ago:

Boston radio host Howie Carr said his state’s senior senator lifted a French chef’s recipe and submitted it as an authentic Cherokee recipe for a Native American-themed cookbook.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump again dubbed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas” – a riff on her claim to be of Cherokee ancestry.

Tucker Carlson asked Carr about the 1984 book, Pow Wow Chow, to which Warren submitted two recipes featuring shellfish.

“When she isn’t stealing a Cherokee identity, Warren is also stealing recipes,” Tucker Carlson said.

But wait, there’s more.

Tucker just had a chef on his show to cook one of the non-Cherokee Cherokee recipes from the book.

This is all part of the branding of Warren as a fake Indian.










And now, in closing:




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  1. How! Enjoyed read. I keep trying to become a Cherokee to get some of the Casino money from NC’s Casino. So far no good. But now Imma eat the Cherokee recipes and have my DNA checked agin. Kemosabe!

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