Warren's family recipes cost $70 a plate?

Associated Press Published: May 18, 2012

U.S. Senate candidiate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., submitted recipes to a cookbook that purported to collect Native American recipes, but her some of her submissions appear to be plagiarized, according to a new report.

It's the kind of story that -- in addition to the dubious claims about Warren's Cherokee ancestry -- threaten to turn her campaign into a punch line. Breitbart News reports that two recipes were published in the New York Times in 1979, and apparently originated at the famous French restaurant in Manhattan, Le Pavillon:

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.

Le Pavillon operated from 1941-1971. The Franey-Warren recipes were reportedly favorites of Cole Porter and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

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