William Shatner’s Garlic-Lime Chicken

I can’t tell you too much about this chicken apart from that it was GOOD.  The moral of the story is, if you don’t write about it soon after you have cooked it, you won’t remember a blinking thing about it.  I made it for “me, myself and I” one weekday night after work, what […]

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Mariposa’s Canapes D’Amour

Bibelot, bibelot, bibelot.  What a lovely word.  And what a lovely magazine my fabulous matchmaking neighbour Chloe Owens has created…   It is absolutely gorgeous – check it out – Bibelot – mmmmmmm. I’ve written a little something for the magazine, it includes a recipe for Canapes D’Amour from the Hollywood Glamour Cook Book.  Look […]

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Dick Van Dyke’s Breast of Chicken Florentine

What springs to mind when you think of Dick Van Dyke?  Is it this? Me too.  Until recently.  Now it will be this: Dick’s chicken recipe was tops.  It led to a rousing rendition of “Chick-Chick-eree, Chick-Chick-eree Chick-Chick Che-roo” from Mr Rathbone and a puffed up chest by me, as it turned out so well.  […]

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Oscars Night – Joan Crawford Meatloaf

Are you having an Oscars party? Here in the UK it starts around midnight but I know quite a few people who will be pulling an all-nighter to watch the antics. I might get someone to record it for me, then I will walk around all day on Tuesday with my fingers in my ears […]

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Oskar Werner’s Cucumber Salad

This was fab.  Really refreshing and zingy.  Mmm.  Cucumbers are a fruit! (said in a Vincent Price voice…)  This recipe came to me via a reader of the Silver Screen Suppers blog who is now a penpal – Greg Swenson.  Greg is as obsessed with film star recipes as I am.  He’s writing a James […]

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Vincent Price’s Scotch Shortbread

I was single for 8 years (with some little hiccups along the way) so I do know what it’s like when Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and you haven’t got a significant other.  But this year, as last, I do have a lovely Valentine and I’m very happy about that.  So tonight I made […]

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Vincent Price’s Buckingham Eggs

It’s my annual spinster’s day!  I do so love to have a day to myself now and then, doing exactly whatever the hell I like.  Today is such a day.  I am on annual leave, and still in my pyjamas at 1pm with no intention of getting out of them. I’ve done my weekly drawing.  […]

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Lee Grant’s Chicken Malibu

Here is a really good chicken recipe from Lee, who I love.  Soon after I’d cooked this I did some rummaging around on the internet and I discovered that she had recently published her autobiography.  I snapped it up, raced through it and heartily enjoyed it.  Lee was blacklisted for years during the McCarthy era […]

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Sophia Loren’s Pizza Alla Napoletana

My dad once told me that when he was younger, Sophia was his favourite pin-up.  Is it any wonder? There are probably more photos of Sophia Loren with food knocking around the internet than any other actress.  This is partly of course because she loves to cook, and has written a couple of cookbooks… Those […]

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Guild of Food Writers Butter Workshop

Have you ever gorged on fondue and woken up the next day feeling as though your whole body is composed of cheese?  I have, a couple of times.  Tonight I went to a fantastic “Butter Workshop” organised by the Guild of Food Writers and have eaten my body weight in butter. Yum yum. I will […]

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Vincent Price’s Genoa Pizza

Have you ever had haggis on a pizza?  I did on Burns Night and it was DELICIOUS!  It was my chum Nathan who came up with this idea and he guided me through the process at a pizza extravaganza for 6 at Silver Screen Suppers Towers on Burns’s birthday. Whisky sauce made to this recipe, […]

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Patrick O’Neal’s Ragout de Boeuf de Bourguignon

Mmm.  Boeuf de Bourguignon…  This was delicious but more mushy than Burt Lancaster’s version, I guess that’s what makes it a ragout? Patrick O’ Neal obviously knew what he was doing food-wise, not only was his recipe really good, he actually had his own eateries back in the day including this one… I’m going to […]

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Vincent Price’s Chicken Curry

Things are hotting up here in advance of Victoria Price’s visit to London to launch the 50th Anniversary edition of The Treasury of Great Recipes.  I’m involved in planning an event that will combine a film screening with a feast of food based on recipes in the Treasury.  It’s not until November but I’m already […]

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Ross Martin’s Beef in Anchovy Cream

You know that feeling when you have the very first mouthful of something, and you can’t help but close your eyes at the sheer deliciousness of it?  So it was with Ross Martin’s Beef in Anchovy Cream, made for our New Year’s Eve din dins.  I’m going to make very grand claims for this recipe.  […]

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Hollywood Burns Night Special!

Are you revving up for Sunday?  I’ve got tartan serviettes and the most awesome Scottish themed shot glasses at the ready for our wee drams.  Photos will follow!  For now though, here’s a link to my January column over at Eat Drink Films where you’ll find recipes for Stuart Erwin’s Scotch Soup and Andy Clyde’s […]

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Anne Baxter’s Malibu Tuna Fish Supreme

Supreme?  In what way is this supreme Anne?  I’m disappointed in you!  Mind you, I should have known just by reading the ingredients, but I liked the SOUND of it, so I decided to make it.  A good recipe name can do a lot of convincing sometimes.  Perhaps it was the Malibu part that tempted […]

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Roddy McDowell’s Red Cabbage

I love red cabbage and I made some of this to accompany the Corinne Griffith’s duck that we had at Mr R’s place over the festive season (recipe of the month January 2015 if you fancy trying it…) The day I decided to make it I saw a post over at My Custard Pie about […]

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Vincent Price’s Pineapple Nut Bread

My life has been changed forever by this book, I hope… A fair bit of toot and 30 books have left the building already, and there will be more sliding out the door over the next 6 months.  For that’s how long the process is going to take methinks, but I am ON IT.  As […]

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Richard Basehart’s Frankfurters and Beans

Mental!  Ha ha, these were bonkers but utterly delicious.  I loved the recipe.  Basically, fill your grill pan (brolier pan) with baked beans then sprinkle some parsley and brown sugar on top. Then split some frankfurters, bung on some mustard and dill pickles slap them back together and wrap them in bacon.  Balance them on […]

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Ross Martin’s Chocolate Mousse

For New Year’s Eve I made the MOST DELICIOUS FILM STAR DISH EVER, Ross Martin’s Beef in Anchovy Cream – oh my days, as the kids say.  More on that soon…  For pudding I made chocolate mousse to Ross’ recipe but only half quantities as it was just me and Mr R for dinner.  This […]

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A Corinne Griffith Christmas

Mr Rathbone cooked a duck for our very own Christmas luncheon and I was chuffed when he said he wanted to use Corinne’s recipe.  It was again utterly delicious, and I’ve decided to leave the recipe up as recipe of the month for January so do try it if you like ducky wucky. I had […]

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Susan Clark’s Shrimp Curry

I think it was Heather that said of this project that it was a folly of my own making, and it is absolutely  true.  I am COMPELLED to make these crazy film star recipes, even when I sometimes look at them askance and think: that sounds weird.  So it was with this one.  Why would […]

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Edmund Gwenn’s Christmas Cup

On the Sunday before Christmas I had a “local drinks for local people” party and served the traditional EG Christmas Cup.  This time, I put all the spices in a little muslin bag and this was a very good idea.  Here’s the recipe in case you are celebrating Christmas late this year, or fancy this […]

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Jimmy Stewart’s American Apple Pie

I absolutely love it when readers of the blog get in touch with me.  I’ve made chums that I will probably never meet in person this way, have swapped celebrity recipes with folks all around the world and have received some delightful photographs of people making or enjoying some of the recipes I’ve included here, […]

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Corinne Griffith’s Edna’s Christmas Pudding

Aw, the lovely folks over at EatDrinkFilms have made a beautiful job of illustrating my column this month which is all about Corinne’s Christmas Pudding recipe. I particularly like this picture they chose, and I’ll be putting this headdress on next year’s list for Santa Claus. Do, do, do go and have a look, and […]

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