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Anna May Wong Tea Cakes

Ah, these turned out perfectly!  I decided to make some of these as well as the Ice Box Cookies for the “Women in Early Hollywood” event and good job I did – they were all scoffed!  This one is definitely going in the Silver Screen Suppers book and I have retranslated the American cups measurements […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

Oh friends and fellow laptop owners.  Do not do what I did and tip a whole cup of coffee into your keyboard.  Woe is me.  It was like slow motion…  I saw it topple, I lunged towards it like Gordon Banks, I was too late.  Result?  “Everything below the waist is KAPUT!”  So please bear […]

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March Cookalong – Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

Join us in making some AMW Tea Cakes sometime in March. I have been VERY industrious this evening.  I have finished editing the demonstration movie, worked out how to put music on it, bunged it up on the YouTube and sent out this month’s newsletter.  Only subscribers get to see the movie so please be […]

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Anna May Wong Tea Cakes

I feel a bit like that myself today Anna May.  I am pleased to report that when I left for work this morning there was a MAN asleep in my bed.  Ha ha!  I wonder if he’ll still be there when I get home?  I’m not saying who it was but here’s a clue.  As […]

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Anna May Wong’s Chinese Almond Duck

Charley and Corinna came round for din dins last night and it was just lovely.  I’d been so looking forward to catching up with them both.  Anna’s dish was good, but not as good as the time I made it for Edmund.  I think I should have used more garlic so I’ll put that in […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

There is a batch of Anna May Wong Tea Cakes in the oven as I am planning a little trip to Audio Gold this afternoon.  Not just because I’d like to see the lovely men that work there and one of them has already confirmed that he has my stylus in my pocket but also […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

A momentous day today for Renee who after 7 years working for the Archive is now off to another job, still within the company but not where I can hear her cracking up with laughter about something almost every day.  She’s been behind my right shoulder for about a year now and I will really […]

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Anna May Wong’s Chinese Almond Duck

Had another bash at Anna’s duck dish last night as Daryl (we must get him a film star name) came round for dinner.  The duck was definitely not as nice as when I made it for Edmund and I tried to work out why.  Was it because I’d used a different type of mushroom?  Not […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

I’ve got a day off work today and it is bliss.  I’ve got a batch of tea cakes in the oven and I’m still not dressed at 11am.  I’m sure that Anna May would have worn something a little more slinky than a muu muu in the kitchen but there is a certain pleasure in […]

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Anna May Wong’s Chinese Almond Duck

Oh my goodness, it feels like being in an industrial kitchen this evening as I try and cook TWO main courses.  AMWs duck – for the first time ever – plus my all time favourite non-silver-screen-suppers dish – Leon’s Sausage, Kale and Flageolets Casserole.  It doesn’t sound like much does it? But my goodness it […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

I missed the Movie Memorabilia Bazaar at the Cinema Museum the other weekend because I was too hungover to leave the house. But lovely Dorothy was there, not in her usherette uniform this time, but still working the Silver Screen Suppers magic nonetheless. She made some of Anna’s Tea Cakes and reports back that special […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

It was “cherry roulette” in the office today as I experimented with glace cherries on the top of my AMW tea cakes last night. They sank to the bottom so I didn’t put any on the second batch. The cakes all disappeared in double quick time so they were definitely a hit. I received several […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

“It’s a pretty sad situation, to be rejected by the Chinese because I am too American.” Jennifer has not only posted some fabulous pictures of home movie day here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/onedollyshoe/sets/72157622488364579/ but she has also made some Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes. These are proving to be a hit with most testers but they are not […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

“I’ve come to the conclusion that everybody should marry, including me.” Well, I’ll see if anyone ever asks me Anna…I love this picture, and I am going to measure my own hair when I get home to see if it is as long as Anna’s. Could be… Had a lovely time with little Shirley last […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

“Every time your picture is taken, you lose a part of your soul.” All the recipe-wrangling over the last week or so is beginning to bear fruit. Our first feedback form arrived this morning fresh from the floral-bedecked marital home of the new Mr & Mrs Day in West London. As a wedding gift I […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cake

There is a mini Vesuvius erupting in my oven. I decided to make Ruth a birthday cake using Anna May Wong’s Tea Cake recipe. I made twice the mixture and instead of making individual muffin type cakes, bunged it all in a cake tin. As Sidney and I waited for the spare ribs to come […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

“I’m Anna May Wong. I come from old Hong Kong. But now I’m a Hollywood star.” It’s my first night in the new W1 abode. Night is falling over Centre Point, Big Ben and the London Eye and a batch of tea cakes are in the oven. The Marathon Man from my office requested some […]

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Anna May Wong’s Teacakes

  “Every time your picture is taken, you lose a part of your soul.”   I can hardly believe that this is a 1940s photograph of Anna – she looks so MODERN. And her cakes are so good. Rosalind and Jimmy both said so. Unfortunately they got a little squashed in transit from Washington D.C. […]

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Anna May Wong’s Tea Cakes

  “I see no reason why Chinese and English people should not kiss on the screen, even though I prefer not to.”   I saw an Anna May Wong film at the NFT on Thursday night. It’s the first time I’ve seen her in a TALKIE. A very low, very posh voice indeed. I thought […]

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Anna May Wong’s Egg Foo Yung

Guest post from the lovely Ms Caroline Frick in the US of A! In the Photoplay Cook Book from which this recipe hails, Anna May reportedly defined Egg Foo Yung as “The simplest Chinese recipe of all…a delicious luncheon dish.” Therefore, I chose to slap it together for a nice Saturday afternoon supper. Well, I […]

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