Happy 12th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers – my favourite dozen movie star recipes!

I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this blog for 12 years – goodness me.  So much has changed in that time.  When I began I was a broken-hearted singleton living on a houseboat on the Thames. 

My tabletop cooker had to be turned on with a pair of pliers…

Now I am a landlubber and engaged – oh yes, I have a fiancé my dears, I am betrothed! 

I’ve written 2 cookbooks in those 12 years too

and learned how to bake bread

and make mustard with my nephew’s beer.

To celebrate 12 years, I’ve had a think about my 12 favourite movie star recipes.  Here we go.

Best for a weekday dinner with friends – Elizabeth Taylor’s Chicken Steamed in White Wine`

Best side dish ever – Vincent Price’s Mexican Creamed Corn

Most fun weekend din dins – David Bowie’s Shabu-Shabu

Best cake – Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

Best fish recipe – Sophia Loren’s Fished Baked in Beef Stock

Best canapé – Joan Crawford’s Salami Sandwiches

Best extravagant recipe – Ross Martin’s Beef in Anchovy Cream

Best breakfast recipe – Natalie Wood’s Huevos Rancheros

Best soup – Bette Davis’ Split Pea Soup

Weirdest recipe – William Holden’s Lime Gelatine with Carrots, Olives and Nuts

Most sinful recipe – Hal Linden’s Mustard Cheese Loaf

Best Christmas recipe – Corinne Griffith’s Edna’s Christmas Pudding

When my blog was 10 years old, I chose my favourite FIFTY recipes so if you want to see more, have a look at this blog post…

…and if you are interested in my very first blog post you can check it out here…

Wasn’t I feeling sorry for myself?!

Even though I started writing the blog on the 14th May, I didn’t actually start cooking until the 21st May.  I may cook the very first recipe I made again this weekend to celebrate 12 years.  So look out for Bette Davis’ Boston Baked Beans, if I can find any fat salt pork…

Thanks to the folks at Chowhound for this fab pic of Bette and a beanpot!

7 Responses to Happy 12th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers – my favourite dozen movie star recipes!

  1. Greg 14 May, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    Congrats on your 12 years and a BIG CONGRATS on your betroth-ment!!! Lucky man! May ALL of your adventures, continue for many, many years to come…

  2. Mark Brisenden 15 May, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    Happy 12 th Birthday and Congrats to you both on the forthcoming nuptials . That is going to be one well catered affair !! Self pity or not you are still right about the food = comfort and survival . Love the Bette picture so much I’m going to outright steal it and I love Split Pea soup as well so will look into that also !

    P.S. Any London Library dates for Cooking with .. ?

    • Jenny 18 May, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

      Oh Mark – wish I’d seen this earlier – doing a Cooking With Columbo talk tomorrow at the Muswell Hill library – I’ve been a bit rubbish about promoting these talks…

      Yes, I will definitely have the mustard cheese loaf at the nuptials. Maybe just that and lots of Hammerton beer!!!

  3. Jenny 18 May, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

    Ah, you are so lovely Greg! What a great word betroth-ment is! I know who we will ask to be the wedding planner – hahahahaha!

  4. Mark Brisenden 19 May, 2018 at 11:37 am #

    Ah, shame . Have not been up that way in ages and that’s a nice library . Went there a few times when I was living in Crouch End. And I could have popped into the legendary Prohibition Wines ! Shall I ask in my local library in Victoria/Pimlico if they’d be interested?

    Absolutely top photo, will have in mind when making any kind of beans.

  5. Jenny 20 May, 2018 at 6:41 am #

    OOh, yes please, would be nice to see you! I love that photo of Bette too, what creative people there are in the world!

  6. Hazel 29 May, 2018 at 5:55 am #

    Congratulations on the blog and engagement!

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