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Book Test Cook 8 – Dick Powell’s Corn Chowder

Corn. Mmmm.  Bacon. Mmmm.  Potatoes.  Mmmm.  This is real comfort food.  I love it.  Perfect for the book with no tweaking. One of my foodie bucket list items has already been accomplished – well half accomplished.  My wonderful friend Cathy has her arm in plaster after falling down some rather unforgiving spiral stairs.  She’s the […]

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Dick Powell’s Truck Drivers Welsh Rarebit

Happy St David’s Day.  In tribute to my spiritual homeland of Wales I decided to cook something with a Welsh flavour.  What better than Truck Drivers Welsh Rarebit?  Caws Pobi – now there’s lovely!  I have no idea why Dick’s recipe specifies that this is the kind of Welsh Rarebit a truck driver would have […]

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Dick Powell’s Corn Chowder

Ah bliss. A night in with some of Dick’s Chowder, a bottle of expensive wine and “Stella Dallas” on DVD. The expensive wine is my new plan. I am going to see if I spend less money on booze if I buy GOOD wine and only drink a glass of it each night rather than […]

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Dick Powell’s Corn Chowder

“The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don’t have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore.” Had a very lazy weekend after an old skool style night on Friday with Sidney and his chums. We didn’t get home until 5am. Outrageous. There has been a […]

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Dick Powell’s Baked Noodles

“The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don’t have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore.” I tried Dick’s recipe for Baked Noodles on Saturday as I’m searching for a good veggie recipe to serve my sisters next Sunday – Veronica is a vegetarian. It […]

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dick powell’s delightful corn chowder

in the scorching texas heat, which has not been under 100 degrees for over a month, one does not immediately think of HOT SOUP for dinner. that is, unless it is a corn chowder by the divine dick powell. yes indeed, time had finally come for this stateside film archivist to get with the program […]

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