At the Table with LBJ and Lady Bird: History, Humor, and True Texas Recipes

At the Table with LBJ and Lady Bird

More Than Just a Recipe Book!

The only complete recipe book of Lady Bird Johnson. Try new foods and learn her love story.

About the Book:

More Than Just Recipes

At the Table with LBJ and Lady Bird is more than just a recipe book. This book takes you on a journey through the love story of Lyndon Baines Johnson and Claudia Alta Taylor. Claudia, aka “Lady Bird,” loved keeping recipes her family enjoyed. But for each recipe she created, she produced two copies. One copy was for the White House and the other was for the “Texas White House,” which was the sprawling ranch house on the banks of the Pedernales River in Johnson City, Texas.

All of the recipes lean toward Texas home cooking. This book is the only complete recipe book of Lady Bird Johnson.

The Inspiration Behind Jean’s Book

Jean Schuler served as a volunteer at the front desk of the LBJ Presidential Museum in Austin, Texas, for five years. She was curious how Lady Bird entertained in Washington, D.C., at the White House. Jean was even more curious about how different it must have been to entertain along the banks of the Pedernales River under the 100-year-old oak tree in the rambling Texas Ranch House known as the Texas White House. She asked around in the library and no one knew of a book that talked about recipes or entertainment. Jean asked to research the topic and the rest is in her book.

What to Expect From Your Read

You will enjoy this book, as it is filled with fun events and funny anecdotes. Explore the livesof LBJ and Lady Bird as they share their time, experiences, family life, and their traditions through food.You will find some of Lady Bird’s favorite recipes here as well. After all, this is a cookbook.Try a recipe or two and enjoy the cadence of the book while you prepare a meal that will be filledwith history and lots of Texan cultures.

This is the ideal cookbook to bring to the kitchen when the family is over to prepare a meal together.You can only expect good times, lots of laughs, and a delicious food experience the wayLady Bird would have wanted.

This book is also illustrated by Jean Schuler and typed on an old typewriter to keep the authenticityof Lady Bird complete.