A new front in the War on Terror has opened up—cookbook publishing. A couple of years ago, we were treated to The Bush Family Cookbook, by the Bush family’s “personal chef and house manager” Ariel de Guzman. Its recipes, heavily reliant on canned vegetables and cream, include chicken curry with bacon bits and, alarmingly, “Grandmother Pierce’s Creamy Salad Ring.” Now, Saqi books has brought out The Axis of Evil Cookbook, a selection of recipes from Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Libya and Syria. There isn’t much doubt which side emerges best from this particular battle. Whereas Ariel de Gauzman has…
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