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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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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