The Joan Crawford Cookbook Prototype!

Oh my days (as the kids say)!  The prototype for my Joan Crawford Cookbook arrived on Wednesday and I am so thrilled with it.  Would you like a sneaky peak?  Here’s the cover: and here is one of the recipe pages: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!  I am beyond myself with excitement about it.  What do you think?  I’m […]

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Vincent Price’s Pepitas a la Curry

These are BRILLIANT! I’ve been meaning to have a go at these for years, and I finally got around to it. Partly because a little jar of these have been earmarked as one of my competition prizes. They will be heading to the States sometime soon. I gave a little jar to Debbie for her […]

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Viveca Lindfors’ Coconut Cake

Did you ever want to change your Christian name? I did, and I have. The name most people know me by (Jenny) is not the name on my birth certificate. But I’m not telling you what my real name is, because that way ridicule lies. When people find out, there is generally a bit of […]

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Warner Baxter’s Chilli

Vic came over for a Rockford Files last night and I had planned to serve up a chilli.  I foolishly strayed from the preferred path of matching the recipe to the event.  Instead of making a James Garner chilli (which I know from experience is the BEST chilli ever) I decided to try Warner Baxter’s […]

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Jane Wyatt’s Beer Bread Version 2

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm – this was even nicer than the first time.  For this version I used Hammerton’s Oyster Stout aka Pentonville which made for a darker, and for some reason moister, (is moister a word?) bread.  I thought it was delicious! Isn’t this a wonderful sight to see? I stocked up on the family brew at […]

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The Louella Parsons Cocktail

All of the film star recipes I make and write about here have some kind of provenance.  They are either something the star claimed to make themselves, or something they stated was their fave thing to eat in a particular Hollywood eating establishment,  OR dishes that were made for them by their cook, wife, mother, […]

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Yul Brynner’s Potatoes in Sour Cream

My second article for Eat Drink Films is live today and you can nip over there for Yul’s recipe. It’s very good – here’s the link to the recipe: Yul Brynner’s Potatoes in Sour Cream and here are a few photos of some I made earlier… I used Maris Piper potatoes. I used Panko breadcrumbs… […]

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Vincent Price’s Saffron Rice

I like a rice you bake in the oven, especially when it is baking hot in the kitchen.  Mine gets very hot and steamy if there are lots of things on the hob and at the moment in the UK we are having a HEATWAVE.  It’s lovely. For the book group I had made the […]

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Vincent Price’s Chicken Curry

It was my turn to host the book group last week and it is now tradition that I make a 10 boy curry.  We didn’t have the 10 boys parading around with the condiments, they were on the sideboard, or the “buffeteria” as Lindsey christened it the last time we had a 10 boy curry. […]

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Jane Wyatt’s Beer Bread

It’s been all about the beer this week as the big news is: Hammerton beer has arrived in Muswell Hill!  The delightful Prohibition Wines on Fortis Green Road is stocking the family brew. I am DONE FOR!  I stocked up a bit and did my first experimental batch of beer bread.  YUM.  It’s very good.  […]

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Yul Brynner’s Sauteed Broccoli

My lovely penpal Margie in Atlanta mentioned ages ago that she’d spotted a Yul Brynner cookbook and I’m not sure why I didn’t get on the ebay machine immediately and buy one.  No matter, his card was picked from the pack for recipe of the month for August so I pressed the buy button last […]

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