Thursday, December 08, 2011

Supreme Foodies

Pretty neat: The Supreme Court Justices' spouses published a book with Martin Ginsburg's recipes. Martin, the late spouse of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, loved to cook. From the BLT:

Just in time for the holidays, the Supreme Court Historical Society today began selling a cookbook full of recipes by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's husband Martin, who died in June, 2010. Entitled "Chef Supreme," the book is also a fond tribute to Martin Ginsburg, a prominent tax lawyer and scholar in addition to his after-hours avocation as a chef and gourmand.

Martha-Ann Alito, the wife of Justice Samuel Alito Jr., spearheaded the cookbook effort on behalf of the other Supreme Court spouses, who got to know him at Court events including lunches organized by the spouses. The 126-page book was published by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

"Marty's gleeful smile, his mischievous wit, perfect manners and his adoring gaze of Justice Ruth enlivened every event we as spouses shared," Martha-Ann Alito wrote in an afterword to the book. "His benchmark warmth, culinary excellence and considerate birthday cakes remain goals to be attained by this most junior spouse. He lives on as an inspiration to me."

The recipes in the spiral-bound book range from gravlax to vitello tonnato, osso buco to chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and are set forth in careful detail. The recipe for the "perfect baguette" runs six pages, including color photographs.

You can buy the book here.

In other news, Blago gets 14 years. Appropriate sentence or too high?


Anonymous said...

Blago gets 14 years, Conrad Murray received 4 years????????

Rumpole said...

I've been pondering the sentence ever since it was announced. I think we live in an era of sentence inflation. Should the Governor be punished more because of the position he held? Yes. But I remember that Judge Shenberg in Miami got 17 for conspiracy to murder an informant. If he received ten and did eight and got our at age 63 (he is 55 now) wouldn't that be enough? He is ruined. Cannot practice law. Can't work. Can't support his family. Ten seems fair, but I think the expected criticism of "the judge went easy on him" crept into this case. Of course the defendant didn't help himself any by acting like circus clown and going on dancing with the stars while out on bond.