Book Test Cook 9 – Carole Lombard’s Cherry Pie

Book Test Cook 9 – Carole Lombard’s Cherry Pie

Made with one hand only!  My other was in a sling after a spectacular tumble on the cobblestones of Camden Market.  It was quite a drama with lots of lovely stallholders coming to the rescue and work chums fussing and looking after me as I sat in reception limp...
Carole Lombard’s Spinach Soup

Carole Lombard’s Spinach Soup

Some might say it is a rotten rainy night in London but I rather like it – especially as I’ve been in all evening rather than scouting for boys at the Circulus gig.  I rather fancied seeing if I could bag myself a bearded boy but the lure of an almost full...
Carole Lombard’s Lettuce Soup

Carole Lombard’s Lettuce Soup

I really intended making Carole’s soup tonight but I admit it, I got too drunk.  Since moving into the Palace of Solitude, Fridays have become the most significant night in my (un)social calendar.  I wriggle out of all and any invitations and scurry home so that...
Carole Lombard’s Barbecued Spare Ribs

Carole Lombard’s Barbecued Spare Ribs

I am not normally a jealous person but when a new test cook in the USA sent me a photo of the stove on which she cooks I went BRIGHT GREEN with envy.  A 1936 “Magic Chef” cooker that is a joy to behold.  Check out the picture on the Flickr page – Magic Chef. Rebecca...
Carole Lombard’s Cherry Tart

Carole Lombard’s Cherry Tart

Well I learned several lessons making Ronald’s pie last night.  First one was that a small mistake in a recipe can cause absolute chaos!  This is why I am so grateful to all my test cook volunteers, because if I make a howler like there was in Ronald’s,...