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Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken From Parma

The ex who cannot be named came round for dinner and a movie last night and it was a funny experience for me to have him fall asleep during the movie holding my hand.  Hand holding  is something I never remember him doing when we were together.  It felt quite odd, especially as I sat […]

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William Powell’s Vastroukis, Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce and Agnes Ayres’ Chocolate Mousse

What a lovely lunch on Sunday.  Jeanne was here from Atlanta – we had never met before but have corresponded about many Silver Screen Suppers recipes.  She makes me laugh like a drain with her emails and pictures of things like Gene Kelly’s Greatest Man Sandwich in the World with a big bite taken out […]

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Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Last night I took some of Rudy’s Spaghetti Sauce over to Hackney where Ava is convalescing after a double foot operation. YIKES. Her account of the ordeal they put her through has almost put me off wearing high heels, absolutely horrific! We had two bowls of Rudy’s special each whilst watching Sunset Boulevard. Ava hadn’t […]

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Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken from Parma

Early morning in the Russell-Stewart household after a late night watching the Grey Gardens double bill. Rosalind and I amused ourselves by sitting on the sofa in headscarves enjoying the antics of Big Edie and Little Edie. My favourite quote was, “I’m pulverised by this latest thing!” and will attempt to use it in some […]

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Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken from Parma

“To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse.” Back from the seaside after a week of intense recipe-wrangling. My mind is reeling with all kinds of nonsense – is a frying pan the same as a skillet? What English cheese would be roughly equivalent to Asederos – the Mexican cheese […]

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