McCain Recipes Cribbed From Food Network

Rachael Ray 'flattered' as aide blames intern, Cindy to hit 'The View'
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 3:17 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and his wife Cindy.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Rachael Ray tells Us Magazine she’s “flattered” John McCain’s website passed off some of her recipes as belonging to wife Cindy. An aide was embarrassed that dishes like Passion Fruit Mousse and Ahi Tuna with Napa Cabbage Slaw were lifted from Food Network sites, and blamed an intern—joking that Ray had been unwittingly appointed an advisor to the “department of gourmet.”

Cindy McCain will appear on the popular chat show The View on Tuesday, the AP adds; her husband has appeared on the program four times. Ray also invited the McCains onto her program after the latest kerfuffle. She said her recipes “are supposed to be accessible to everyone—interns, senators, students and families alike!”