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Vincent Price’s Buckingham Eggs

I woke up craving these today, and luckily I had the wherewithal about the place to make them. I’m on a writing retreat this weekend. But a writing retreat in my own bed. Lovely. Not – actually – me. I consider Buckingham Eggs to be my ultimate Spinster Saturday breakfast. A little bit self-indulgent, but […]

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Vincent Price’s Goulash

I think we’ll be talking about Vincent’s Goulash recipe on the Museum of Soho radio show tomorrow from 10am, so I thought I’d put the recipe up. It is such a great thing to cook for Halloween – you can call it GHOULISH GOULASH. At the end of the post, there’s a fun demonstration film […]

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Vincent Price’s Savory Stuffed Chicken

I’m going to be on the radio on Sunday talking about Vincent Price, I’m very excited. It’s the Museum of Soho show on Soho Radio and you can listen to me make a fool of myself live between 10-11am. I’ll put the link to the show in this post after it has gone out too…  I’ll be […]

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Vincent Price Buttermilk Waffles

I can’t believe I’m only just now getting around to writing about these waffles as these were made YONKS AGO when my darling Caroline Frick was in the house, way back in April.  Over from Texas for a short visit, I set Dr Frick on waffle duty as she is American and I am not. […]

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When Bloggers Meet – Retro Food For Modern Times

Everyone agreed.  If you are going to make Vincent Price’s Tropical Chicken, you’d better get yourself to a funfair that has a coconut shy.  Because the coconuts you get from Waitrose are TOO SMALL to contain a whole chicken breast when chopped in half and hollowed out. If you read a lot of cooking blogs, […]

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Vincent Price’s Le Gratin Savoyard

I made this dish recently because the caretaker of my building threw away my cauliflower. Yes, a perfectly good cauliflower. But I guess it was my fault. I’d put it out on the fire escape because my old dinky fridge was too full, and it was cold out there. When I looked for it, it was […]

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Vincent Price Curry Demonstration Film

I learned something fundamental last week. You cannot stir a curry with one hand and try and film it on your iPhone with the other. The saucepan spins and spins and spins!  Just like the little coloured spinning wheel of death I get on my computer screen all the time, as my bedroom is an […]

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Vincent Price’s Potato and Fish Chowder

I’ve been on a little holiday to Whitstable and very lovely it was too.  Four days in a fabulous and oh-so-peaceful little home from home, that was full of books and a beautiful orchid: It was a perfect place to write – and cook – and eat – and drink – and try to remember […]

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Party Like You Are Vincent Price!

I’m excited to let y’all know that my chum Peter Fuller is organising what promises to be a fabulous party on Tuesday 30th May in Islington, London.  All the details are on the Vincent Price London Legacy website here…. but for now just let me tell you that this is a MUST for all Vincent fans. […]

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Vincent Price’s Beef and Cauliflower on Rice

Vincent usually gets things absolutely perfect in his recipes, but this one was a bit screwy. Serves 6? Me and Vic ate the lot between the two of us! Perhaps we are just greedy…  Vic said: “Serves 6?  6 leprechauns maybe.” My ex is a different man since he had his near death experience.  I […]

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Vincent Price’s Brunswick Chicken

More exciting news for Vincent Price fans! Some of you may know that Vincent and Mary’s Treasury of Great Recipes was reprinted and released in 2015 in a 50th anniversary edition. We had an amazing day here in London at Harrods for the book launch…   Me with Vincent and Mary’s daughter Victoria Well I’m pleased […]

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Vincent Price’s Goulish Goulash

It’s HALLOWEEEEEEEN!  We’ll it’s the day before Halloween but here in the UK it seems everyone is dressing up and going bonkers all weekend… I got a nice message from a reader of the blog, Mark Brisenden to say that he’s mentioning me on his radio show today – how lovely! Here’s a link to […]

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Vincent Price’s Beef Ragout

Ooh, I’ve got a little article over at the Vincent Price Legacy site about cooking with the BRAND NEW and JUST RELEASED Vincent Price Ale.  Can you imagine how amazing it will be to sip a beer with Vincent on the label?  I have some on order and will be snapping selfies left right and […]

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Vincent Price’s Chicken Curry

For the Hedda Hopper night‘s dinner, I was planning a whole feast of curries made with the lovely spice mixtures prepared before your very eyes at Rafi’s Spice Box in Sudbury. But on the morning of the day, an email popped into  my inbox from one of my guests, entitled “Spice Alert” revealing that he wasn’t keen on […]

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Vincent Price’s Honey Buns

There is something very appealing about the recipe title “Honey Buns”, so it was destined that I make them at some point, and make them I did, for the Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Society Spring Show.  Now then, the Spring Show was a LONG time ago, and in fact the SUMMER Show is tomorrow. […]

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Vincent Price’s Hollandaise Sauce

I’ve been trying to perfect poached eggs, Vincent Price style, throughout my holiday week.  We always treat ourselves to stonking great big brunches when we are in Mersea, like this: So every day I’ve been experimenting with Vincent’s method of boiling eggs for 10 seconds before poaching in a whirlpool of water with a tablespoon […]

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Vincent (and Mary) Price’s Dark Mocha Cake

This is probably the BEST movie star chocolate cake recipe ever, BUT, a word of warning, do not think you can get up early to make this, and still get into work on time.  That is not going to happen. Our much beloved work colleague Luke resigned recently, much to everyone’s shock, and has gone […]

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Vincent Price’s Fish Fillets Noord Zee

The lovely Peter Fuller has a fabulous new Vincent Price website and he asked me to write something about the glorious TV show that is Cooking Price-Wise, the series that my food hero presented on British TV in the 1970s. It was a really fun article to write, and for it, I cooked one of […]

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Vincent Price’s Bounty of Paradise Party

When Vincent Price expert Peter Fuller comes round for lunch, it has GOT to be a menu from the Master of Menace himself.  We had a brilliant afternoon sampling delights from Vincent’s International Cooking Course LP… Bounty of Paradise – Polynesian food!  We got into the Polynesian mood… First up was Steak Teriyaki with Peanut […]

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Vincent Price’s East India Fish Curry

One of my cyber-chums, Taryn over at the fabulous Retro Food For Modern Times has inspired me to set myself a six week challenge.  It is this.  I shall eat as much as I can from the frozen archives in an attempt to have ONE EMPTY DRAWER in my freezer by April 9th.  This will […]

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Vincent Price’s Croque Monsieur

How was your Valentine’s Day?  I was single for 8 years, so know full well, that it is perfectly lovely to spend it all by yourself.  Now that I have the fabulous Mr Rathbone by my side though, I do like to pull out all the stops.  For breakfast I disappeared into the kitchen with […]

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Vincent Price Dinner at Abertoir

Do you have a blog?  Are you thinking about it?  If you are, I would say DO IT, because magical things will start to happen.  During the Vincentennial year, when celebrations were going on to mark what would have been Vincent Price’s 100th year, I embarked upon a project to cook one of Vincent’s recipes per […]

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Vincent Price’s East India Fish Curry

My lovely chums David and Katy can get to my place “door to door on the 134” but we don’t see each other often enough.  Something to rectify in 2016 because I LOVE THEM.  They came round for dinner the other Friday and I vaguely remembered that some time ago I’d made them a Vincent […]

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Vincent Price #TreasuryCookalong

Joy, joy, joy!  Blog posts have popped up all around the world from the folks who joined in with the Treasury Cookalong.  It brought many a tear to my glass eye!  So much wondrousness! The cookalong was organised to celebrate the launch of the 50th Anniversary Edition of A Treasury of Great Recipes by Mary […]

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Vincent Price London Legacy Tour Update

Oooh, I am SO EXCITED about next week and all the wonderful things that are going on when Victoria Price is here to give talks about her father’s life and legacy, to sign 50th Anniversary Editions of A Treasury of Great Recipes and generally HAVE FUN in London with Vincent Price fans.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhrg! I just […]

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Vincent Price’s Flan

An underwhelming name, for a seriously delicious pudding…  This was the final course of my Mexican Extravaganza last Sunday and a huge hit.  Everyone had a second slice. I mangled it a bit, getting it out of the flan pan. The term “flan pan” makes me think of Fred Fannakapan, a name my dad sometimes […]

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Vincent Price’s Mexican Creamed Corn

This may well be my number one favourite of ALL Silver Screen Suppers dishes.  I absolutely ADORE this stuff and can eat it by the ladle-ful.  Recipe is at the end of this post.  I cannot recommend anything else you will find here as highly.  Except maybe I will, in a couple of months when […]

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Vincent Price’s Guacamole

Last Sunday I gave what I have decided was my BEST EVER DINNER PARTY.  Heather and Nathan, Ptolemy and Keith came over for a Mexican extravaganza.  Oh my.  What a delicious combination of Mexican inspired loveliness.  Ptolemy wore a suitably Mexican flouncy frock and made the Vincent Price Guacamole for me as I’d bitten off […]

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