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For nine years, Jeff Maxwell played the role of the lousy cook, Private Igor, on “M*A*S*H,” and that meant enduring the humiliation of his fellow company as they would berate him daily about the food being served. Now, on NBC’s “Today” show, Maxwell shares a collection of recipes from his cookbook, “The Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess,” to prove he can cook after all. Check out his recipes here:

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Recipes excerpted from "Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mass: The Lost Recipes of Private Igor." Copyright 2004 by Jeff Maxwell. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Cumberland House.