“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy likes his potato salad with paprika. And if only the story was that simple, we could end it right there. But this is a monumental life lesson for the talkshow host, so we’ll proceed.
We can all learn from Doocy’s life errors.
First off, Doocy and his wife, Kathy, aren’t the first news couple to create a delightful cookbook. Theirs is called “The Happy Cookbook,” but, er, there’s some parts that border on jokingly violent. Secondly, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace‘s wife, Lorraine, has written three books with the help of her husband’s name.
In 2010, there was Mr. Sunday’s Soups, which involves the hearty soups Lorraine would have simmering for him on the stove after Wallace arrived home after a long day at work. In 2012, there was the really exciting Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken. And in 2015, there was the inescapable Mr. and Mrs. Sunday’s Suppers: More than 100 Delicious, Homemade Recipes to Bring Your Family Together.
But let’s get back to Steve and Kathy Doocy’s cookbook because it involves a roadmap for marriage, which is do not ever f–k with your wife’s soup, even if it doesn’t quite stack up to your mother’s recipe. More like, especially if it doesn’t contain the exact ingredients that your mom’s does.
In an all-too-candid first-person essay headlined “Steve Doocy: Paprika almost ended my marriage,” Doocy describes his wife’s “limited menu” when they were first married.
One summer day, he asked her to “try” to make potato salad.
All Doocy had to do was carry the potato salad to the table and not getting any funny or stupid ideas. But on his voyage to the table, he remembered his mother’s potato salad recipe — which involved an evil spice known as paprika.
As you might have guessed, Doocy sprinkled paprika into the bowl and all hell broke loose. He says he knew he hurt her feelings. He knew that he had “vandalized” her recipe.
That seems a little strong. But fine, he can have it.
But then Doocy brings up a reoccurring dream he has had involving his wife cooking rabbit recipes like the one Glenn Close‘s character, “Alex,” prepared in Fatal Attraction. The flick involves a woman who goes nuts after she has an affair with a married man. And yeah, naturally she got angry and eventually cooked the family’s rabbit.
Memo to cookbook readers everywhere: Do not try this at home.
“There’s something about wives and knives,” Doocy writes in a terrific rhyme sequence.
If you want help with your marriage, The Mirror hears Doocy is available.