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Celebrity Chefs

Hillary Clinton enlists Mario Batali, other celebrity chefs to support her campaign

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 (Chefs for Hillary)

Do you want to cook for Hillary Clinton?

She wants you to cook for her.

On Wednesday, the Clinton campaign unveiled a new Pinterest landing page inviting home cooks—and hungry Clinton supporters-- to share their favorite, sharable dishes to be passed around at campaign rallies, election parties, and other politically-inclined meetings.

The first batch of recipes is already up and features some unique creations from culinary heavy hitters like Food Network star Mario Batali, Cronut-creator Dominique Ansel, and Katie Lee.

“Making history never tasted so good,” reads the #ChefsForHillary page. “This campaign season, show your Team Hillary pride with these delicious recipes created by some of the best chefs from coast to coast.”

Batali, who contributed a recipe for grilled swordfish alla Messinese, has been a Clinton fan for years.

He told Eater via email, "I have been a huge fan of Hillary Clinton's since I first met her in 1991 and she is without a doubt the most qualified candidate for president I have ever had the chance to vote for. She has met and impressed world leaders, did a fantastic job as a NY senator and as Secretary of State, has a brilliant sense of humor and is profoundly thoughtful and wise. I'm thrilled to help launch Chefs for Hillary and hope that supporters across the country will enjoy making these recipes."

Other recipes include a Stars and Stripes cookie recipe from Tracey Zabar of New York City’s iconic gourmet food purveyor, a Lady Liberty Lobster Roll from Pearl Oyster Bar’s Rebecca Charles and Democratic (Blue) Berry Cookies from Ansel.

Clinton’s culinary antics on the campaign trail might not be as well documented as her competitor—save for the stop at Chipotle heard round the world. But plenty of chefs are still lending their support, and ideas.

The same can’t be said for Donald Trump.

The Republican presidential nominee has had a series of well publicized spats with high profile chefs stemming from controversial comments he’s made about immigrants on the campaign trail. Trump is currently involved in separate legal battles with Jose Andres and Geoffrey Zakarian after both chefs pulled out of restaurant deals at the hotel magnate's latest project, a redevelopment of the Old Post Office building in Washington.