For embattled talk show host Whoppi Goldberg, this is a recipe for disaster.
According to the New York Post, Goldberg contributed a “cringe-worthy” recipe to a 1993 charity cookbook “Cooking in the Litchfield Hills.”
“The outlet obtained a copy of the book that contained instructions to cook dishes such as Diane Sawyer’s ‘roasted potato skins with scallion dip’ and Eartha Kitt’s ‘summer zucchini soup with nasturtium blossoms.’”
Goldberg’s recipe, however, was absolutely cringe-worthy: Jewish American Princess Fried Chicken.
“Send chauffeur to your favorite butcher shop for the chicken (save the brown paper bag), the recipe says. “Have your cook 1) Melt equal parts oil and butter 3/4 deep in skillet over moderate heat. 2) Put flour, seasoned with remaining ingredients, into brown paper bag. 3) Rinse chicken parts and place in bag.”
“Then you tightly close top of bag (watch your nails) and shake 10 times,” she wrote. “Hand bag to Cook, go dress for dinner. While you dress, have Cook preheat oven to 350 degrees and brown chicken slowly in skillet. When evenly browned, have Cook place chicken in dish in oven. Have Cook prepare rest of meal while you touch up your makeup.”
She added, “In about half an hour, voila! Dinner is served! You must be exhausted.”
According to the Daily Mail, the Anti-Defamation League took issue with the page at the time, calling it “insulting” and “anti-Semitic.” They stated, “It’s a lousy recipe with insensitive and anti-Semitic ingredients. Whoopi should know better.”