Theodore’s Tasty Treats

Nick TheodoreOne 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. 


Nick Theodore

Some of the recipes (click to enlarge)

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. 

If you try it and don’t like it, please send your complaints to me. 

Nick Theodore

 The non-recipe “leaf” of the brochure

Be sure to take a look at the Nick Theodore finding aid–now online!

~ By Herb Hartsook

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