KUSI Exclusive: Ann Romney puts it all on ‘The Table’

Ann Romney, author and wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, joined us on Good Morning San Diego Friday to talk about her new cookbook, “The Romney Family Table.” Proceeds from the book have been pledged to Boston's Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital's research department, where Romney was treated for multiple sclerosis in 1998.

Romney is in town for a book signing, and stopped by KUSI for an exclusive interview. But she's no stranger to San Diego. “We have two sons and six children that live here,” said Romney, “and it's just wonderful for us to be able to spend time with them.”

The cookbook is as much about cooking as it is about the Romney family. “It started out as a cookbook and ended up being about bringing people to the table, about raising boys, about family life and the importance of 'the table.'” she said.

The only woman in her household, Romney has raised five sons. “It was just hard having that kind of energy and rambunctiousness,” she said as a picture of her youngest son covered in food was displayed. “They did get in to a lot of trouble.”

Romney ran the kitchen most of the time. But she wasn't completely alone in her endeavors. “Mitt is the mashed potato maker,” she said with a smile. But she admitted her famous husband did a bit more than that when times got tough. “When I was sick with MS, and not able to get up and get out of bed, he took over.”

Click the video above to watch the full interview.

Romney will be signing copies of her book at Costco in Mission Valley on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12, from 12pm-2pm.

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