Archive | Peter Falk

Lieutenant Columbo’s Omelet / Omelette

If I met someone who had never seen an episode of Columbo, I think I would recommend Murder By The Book as the one to start with.  It’s superb in so many ways…  Not least… but also… Credit is due for the screengrabs to the amazing Colombophile But the best thing about it, for my purposes, […]

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Test Cook’s Report – Peter Falk’s Avocado

 My fellow Shellac Sister Lady Jane is well known for being averse to cooking.  But she stepped right up to the plate to test this recipe for the Columbo cookbook.  Admittedly, there isn’t really any cooking involved, but when you are a LADY, this is all to the good.  Mind you, even though she is […]

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Lieutenant Columbo’s Scallopini

Murder Under Glass is the BEST Columbo episode for foodies.  There is so much brilliant stuff going on with Cioppino, “Bon Snacks” biscuits and Japanese blowfish I cannot even begin to explain…  If you have never seen it, seek it out on DVD and get yourself a bottle of Margaux and a Spong Corkette and […]

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Lieutenant Columbo’s Omelet

In the first non-pilot episode of Columbo, Murder By The Book, our favourite TV detective makes an omelet.  Well, he starts to make an omelet but we don’t get to see anyone eat it, as events interrupt his cooking session… Work continues apace on the Columbo Cookbook test cooking, and yesterday morning I made myself […]

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Columbo’s Hard Boiled Eggs

I have been celebrating the completion of the second draft of the Columbo cookbook with the Lieutenant’s favourite snack.  Hard boiled eggs.  Behold my new guilty pleasure. Yes, I realise it’s the laziest thing in the world to buy pre-boiled, hard boiled eggs.  But look, they are BLUE! These just tickle me, and I will […]

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Columbo’s Favourite Sandwich

I have been celebrating the completion of the first draft of the Cooking with Columbo cookbook, with champagne and a special Columbo sandwich.  YES!  I am soooo excited.  Myrna Loy, Janet Leigh, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, William Shatner and many other stars who have appeared on this blog, had guest star roles in Columbo.  Their […]

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Peter Falk’s Pumpkin Lasagne

I thought I would have a problem finding jumbo pasta shells here in Londinium (remember the lack of macaroni?), but a little bit of google action helped me out. Tesco’s Finest Conchiglioni Rigati. I blame Yinzerella at Dinner is Served 1972 for the wine… You know when something is extremely PLEASING for no apparent reason? […]

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Peter Falk’s Spare Ribs

Ooh, Spare Ribs – yes!   I didn’t have hooks from which to suspend the ribs in my oven, as the legendary Mr Falk suggested.  I simply plonked them on the oven rack with the grill pan lower down in the oven underneath them to catch any drips.   Result was perfectly cooked, and lip-smackingly […]

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Peter Falk’s Just Plain Avocado

Folks, this is my 999th blog post.  I am not kidding.  The next post you will see from me is my 1,000th so expect something special!  I’ll be cooking something very, very strange indeed. Until then, here’s something simple.  The way Peter liked his avocados. Sprinkled with lime or lemon juice (I used lime), with […]

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Peter Falk’s Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers

When you buy meat from the butcher, it’s only when you get it home that you see how HUGE it is compared to what’s on offer at the supermarkets. My tenderloin pork chops from Midhurst Butchers in Muswell Hill were mahoooooooooooooooosive! Hence, I only did half of Peter’s recipe as it was for a spinster’s […]

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