Despite eating tons of Polish food this year, Crittenden’s husband, former President George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum, says, “My favorite recipe in the book is a poached chicken that is a recreation of a dish that my great-grandfather ate every day of his life. And he lived to be 95. And he had every faculty of his brain and every hair on his head.”

Frum adds with a laugh, “When Danielle served me the dish, I said, ‘I see how you can have this dish every day.’ ”