One of the more clever campaign pieces we’ve seen was sent out by Nick Theodore. Theodore’s Tasty Treats is a 5 ½ x 8 inch trifold providing some twenty recipes compiled by his wife Emilie. We have exhibited this brochure of recipes (Vol. V), urging voters to Re-Elect Theodore for Lt. Governor in 1990.
Theodore garnered a strong statewide reputation for his progressive leadership and wife Emilie has been an able partner who enjoyed a similarly positive reaction among his constituents. In addition to the recipes, the clever mailing provided a brief summary of his life and accomplishments, all presented as “OUR BEST RECIPE!”
We knew we needed to share at least one recipe, but had a difficult time selecting just one. Among the contenders were Pee Dee Pickled Black-Eyed Peas and Emilie’s Spanakopeta. After grueling debate, we opted for the following:
Midlands Warm Potato Salad
3 lb. red-skinned potatoes
⅓ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon pepper
⅓ cup chopped green onion
1 tablespoon chopped chives
- Wash potatoes. Halve or quarter larger ones. Cook in salted boiling water until tender – about 20 to 25 min. Drain, Cool, Skins will come off easily, if desired.
- Whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, salt & pepper.
- Put potatoes into serving bowl. Sprinkle with green onions and chives.
- Drizzle dressing over potatoes and toss to mix well.
- Best served at room temperature, but great the next day too!
If you try this, and like it, you should let Nick and Emilie know.
Be sure to take a look at the Nick Theodore finding aid–now online!
~ By Herb Hartsook