• City councilors share their holiday recipes from artichokes to zucchini
• City councilors finally agree on something “Everyone eats food”
Celebrate the holidays this year with the Bristol City Council as they spread Christmas mirth with the publication of their holiday recipe book entitled, The Bristol City Council Christmas Cookbook. Using all of their culinary talents the city councilors and mayor as well, make holiday cooking a delight with their vast collection of Christmas recipes.
Councilor Calvin Brown gets the book off to a tasty start with his Gingerbread cookie recipe. Yes, the directions are 16 pages and yes they are tedious and yes they include instructions on how to eat, chew and digest the cookies. However, the confections are wonderful and worth the hassle.
In the interest of bi-partisanship City Councilors for the Second District, Dave Preleski and Jodi Zils Gagne contribute their delicious Cornish Game Hen recipe. Mr. Perleski says the garlic provides its unique taste while Mrs. Zils Gagne says it’s the rosemary. The debate will wage forever no doubt! Either way, everyone agrees, it is a splendid recipe for the holidays.
Add a pinch of herbs, four cubes of beef bouillon and some cornstarch, onions and a few other ingredients no one has ever heard of and Voila! you have a tasty tasting Christmas stew from the kitchen of councilor Dave Mills.
Mary Fortier makes a terrific contribution by offering up her popular Tiramisu recipe. Mmm-mm. Delish! The tasty coffee-flavored Italian custard dessert is popular with republicans, democrats and even Green Party members. Who knew? No doubt it is the extra rum she adds due to those tough nights on the council.
What do you get when Anthony D’Amato takes over a kitchen for the holidays? You get a Mussels, Cabbage and Onion sandwich recipe. Um…yeah. Okay. Moving forward.
The mayor finishes the tome with his delightful recipes for homemade eggnog, rack of lamb, soft-boiled fetal duck, Sunday rib roast, Christmas goose and humble pie.
The book retails for $19.95 and is on sale wherever books are sold in Forestville and Bristol, if there is any place that still does.
Due to the sensitive nature of some of the recipes, portions of the book are only available via an FOI request.
All proceeds go to Bristol’s various legal expenses.