Esquire combed their archives and pulled together an impressive spread of "odd recipes from the November 1984 issue," including William F. Buckley's Thanksgiving Pheasant and Jimmy Carter's Special Cheese Ring. The editor's introduction:

In it, such era-appropriate icons like Walter Mondale, Malcolm Forbes, and Nancy Reagan espoused the virtues of persimmon puddings, goose with prunes, and coconut drinks at a Thanksgiving meal. While we cannot vouch for these fourteen recipes oddly, no one wanted to make former New York Times food critic Craig Claiborne's "Mousse of Saltcod" we've republished them in the interest of kitsch, irony, and sheer amusement.

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