Wednesday, May 25, 2005
We are grateful to Zemblan patriot J.D. for the surprising intelligence that, among the members of Washington's ruling elite, Bush capo Karl Rove is famous for his eggies:
"Karl loves to cook," says a pal.Whisking and whisking! It's all in the wrist action; as a French chef of our acquaintance was fond of saying, "You can't make an omelet without beating oeuf."
And it's not just anything he serves to top Bush aides. His signature dish is called "eggies," a heart-stopping mix of eggs, melted butter, cheese, and bacon grease, all served with bacon and maybe Danish. The secret: whisking. "He's always there just whisking and whisking," we're told. Eggies are what lured key re-election campaign staffers to Rove's house every weekend for meetings last year. They also drew top Bushies to the White House mess recently when Rove took over the griddle.
This galloping gourmet isn't stuck on breakfast foods, either. Friends say he outdoes Marie Callender when it comes to pies. The secret here: handmade dough and no sugar; just fruit. "They're fantastic," says one of the family favorite, blueberry. "He can cook anything."