Vincent Price’s French Bread

Exciting plans are falling into place for Victoria Price’s visit to London in November to launch the 50th anniversary edition of her parents’ wonderful book A Treasury of Great Recipes.  I’ve been helping to organize a couple of events for Victoria and her VIP guests, and it’s going to be just fabulous. The lovely Bruce […]

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Diana Dors’ Breakfast Bean Omelette

On a Spinster’s Sunday there must be eggs too…  So here is what I had for my breakfast today.  Mmmmm – beans, eggs, bacon (well ham this time…) all in a fluffy package. I’ve written about the Diana Dors diet here before, it’s such a genius multi-media plan and I love it.  I might make […]

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Corinne Griffith’s Anchovy Eggs

On a Spinster’s Saturday there must be eggs.  And here’s what I had yesterday for my breakfast.  Oh yummy!  These are so easy, and the recipe can be adapted for one, by making these in ramekins (I just had one, but wish I’d made two). This is a bit like a photo in the section […]

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Sophia Loren’s Pizza Alla Napoletana

I am at Brixiefest – Mr R’s new term for my self-imposed weekend of solitary writing and cooking.  I have a lot to do, not least make a PIE for Yinzerella’s annual Pieathalon challenge.  For the first of these last year I made Mile High Lemon Chiffon Pie and played the Vincent Price Co-Stars game […]

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Angie Dickinson’s Honeymoon Sandwich

Mmmmm – delicious!  My latest column for Eatdrinkfilms is all about grilled cheese sandwiches.  A staple in the States, but a mystery to me until recently.  Frying a sandwich in butter?  Outrageous!  But the first one I tried, Anne Baxter’s Mexican Cheese Supper Sandwich, was really, really delicious… The recipes for Anne Baxter’s version, and […]

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Steve Allen’s Cheeseburger

I loved Steve’s burger, and I really love this picture of him with a chafing dish.  A chafing dish is the “most-wanted-but-not-in-the-least-bit-needed” thing on my wishlist.  Joan Crawford loved hers… and I would love mine.  If I had one.   Where I would actually store it, I don’t know.  But I’ll cross that bridge if […]

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Peter Falk’s Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers

When you buy meat from the butcher, it’s only when you get it home that you see how HUGE it is compared to what’s on offer at the supermarkets. My tenderloin pork chops from Midhurst Butchers in Muswell Hill were mahoooooooooooooooosive! Hence, I only did half of Peter’s recipe as it was for a spinster’s […]

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Robert Conrad’s Infamous Hangover Eggs

Ooh, it’s been quite a week with two hangovers involved, both due to nights out with Battenburg Belle. On Wednesday night we had an amazing time at the Silver Screen Cuisine event at the Everyman Cinema in Islington.  Others have written about it more eloquently than I could, and some great pix are here…  It […]

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Vincent Price’s Pineapple Nut Bread

The name of this cake doesn’t do it justice.  If I had the power to go back in time, I might suggest to Mary and Vincent that it should be known as “The Price’s Divine Pineapple and Macadamia Nut Cake”.  It’s my favourite film star cake.  I love it. It was the first cake baked […]

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Sophia Loren’s Roquefort Cream

Just before Easter, the lovely Matthew Coniam tipped me off to the fact that there was a copy of Sophia Loren’s Eat With Me cookbook on ebay for a reasonable price.  I was on it like a car bonnet. I scored it for £6.99 – the only other copy on there at the moment is […]

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Vera Miles’ Mexican Cheese Casserole

Cheesetastic!  I didn’t want the chillis that were left over from Anne Baxter’s Mexican Cheese Supper Sandwich to go to waste, so during my weekend writing marathon, I took a break and had a go at Vera’s Cheese Casserole.  When I saw the recipe, it put me very much in mind of John Wayne’s Cheese […]

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James Garner’s Oklahoma Chili

Stop press!  James Garner’s daughter Gigi got in touch via Twitter about this recipe.  She thinks it may be her grandfather’s recipe rather than her father’s.  I am devastated!  I knew JG was a judge for the National Chili Championships so assumed that this recipe (published in several newspapers in the 1980s) with his name […]

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Anne Baxter’s Mexican Cheese Supper Sandwich

I hear that it’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month so I made my first one EVER last night to celebrate…  I guess in the UK we’d call this a Cheese Toastie, although I’ve never cooked one in a frying pan before.  Only in my mum’s Breville sandwich toaster, back in the early 1980s… I guess confusion […]

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William Shatners Garlic-Lime Chicken

Ooh, I forgot to put a link up to the William Shatner recipe after a flurry of excitement, when the great man himself gave a name check on Twitter to my local butchers! We all got a bit star-struck. Anyhow, the recipe is here…. (click on link)  and the photo is below. A very spring-like […]

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A Marx Brothers Menu

Those lovely folks at www.eatdrinkfilms.com have again made my column look super dooper with great photos of various Marx Brothers with various foodstuffs. This was my favourite: If you fancy having a Marx Brothers dinner party, skip over to Eat Drink Films for the recipes – Groucho’s favourite Date and Pecan Pie and his recipe […]

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Mary Astor’s Celery Crisps

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice.  I mean Bibelot, Bibelot, Bibelot… My new guest post is up on the lovely Bibelot blog this week….  These little crispy celery sticks are really, really tasty.  Surprisingly so… So if you’d like to know how to make them, nip over to Bibelot…

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Bette Davis’ Marmalade Cake for Hippfest

It was lovely to get a mention in The Scotsman last week… it put the wind up me a bit though…  I have no idea where they got the notion that I’d be making a Bette Davis Marmalade cake!  It’s not exactly going to be a “retro afternoon dinner party” either but I do like […]

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Shirley Temple Cocktails

I’m getting very excited about my Taste of the Silver Screen workshop at the Hippfest Silent Cinema Festival in Bo’ness in Scotland on Sunday. I’ve been doing lots of maths to work out how many slices of bread I need for 250 canapes, and roughly estimating how many capers are in a standard sized jar.  […]

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Theodore Bikel’s Glorified Meat Loaf

My penpal and fellow film star recipes fan, Greg of Recipes4Rebels, sent me a meat loaf recipe recently that had raisins in it.  I was a bit alarmed.  Still, as I have discussed here at length previously, we Brits don’t know anything about meat loaf, apart from what we have learned from Joan Crawford and […]

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Chicken Steamed in Wine

I’m often asked what my favourite film star recipe is.  This one would be in the top ten for sure.  It’s so easy, and so delicious.  It’s absolutely fail-safe, so I chose it for the book group when I couldn’t find my Cooking Price-Wise book… Becky had requested that I make Vincent’s Chicken in Vermouth […]

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Jocko Marx’s Herring Potatoes

Straight in with a bullet to NUMBER ONE in the Silver Screen Suppers Hit Parade, is Jocko Marx with his Herring Potatoes.  I really think that is the most delicious dinner I have made in over 9 years of cooking film star recipes. It’s one of those recipes you look at and think, “this could […]

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

My lovely chum Nathalie Morris has written a fab piece on the bfi website about Katharine’s Brownies.  Check it out here… Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies I’ve had variable results with Katharine’s recipe (good batch – bad batch) but this might be due to the fact I use the Ladies Home Journal version of Katherine’s recipe, in […]

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Recipe of the Month – Sophia Loren’s Sophia Sauce

March already tomorrow?  Crikey!  Sophia was pulled out of the pack for this month’s recipe: and there were plenty to choose from.  Sophia is definitely an expert cook, she’s written several cookbooks… The one below I really want to get hold of, the cover is so lipsmackingly gorgeous… and this more recent one, which is […]

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