Columbo Cookbook

Calling all Columbo fans and keen cooks – I’m on the hunt for test cooks to try out recipes for my forthcoming Columbo cookbook!


If you would like to try out one (or more) of these dishes and give me some feedback, please drop me a message via the contact page and I’ll send the recipe over to you. You’ll get an acknowledgment in the book and my everlasting friendship!

Don’t worry if someone has already bagsied something you fancy, I’m happy for several people to try out the same recipe.

Not all of these blog posts below include the recipes, but I think they all include photographs of the finished dish so you can click on the link to have a look, and see what you fancy making.  There’s plenty of time to volunteer, I’d like to have all recipes test cooked by the end of September 2017.  As folks are allocated recipes, I’ll add their name to the list…

Feel free to forward the link to this page to friends and family – the more the merrier!

Gene Barry’s Kibbee – Sarah Bailey

Lee Grant’s Chicken Malibu – Jodie Botha

Jack Cassidy’s Rainbow Trout in a Pouch – P – Dylan & Arike, Trix Worrell

Ray Milland’s Chicken Chow Mein – Rosie Jones, Orlando Murrin

Eddie Albert’s – Butterfly Leg of Lamb – Sarah Akrobettoe

Ross Martin’s Beef in Anchovy Cream – Sanja Adamovic, Neil Owens

Susan Clark’s Shrimp Curry – P

Roddy McDowall’s Poached Pears – V – Peter Fuller, Paula Otter

Jackie Cooper’s Curried Eggs and Macaroni – V – Ian Baxter, Samantha Ellis, Helen Coniam

Patrick O’Neal’s Ragout de Boeuf Bourguignon – Lodger Sam, Gaye Whitwam

John Cassavetes’ Minted Beef – Penny Armstrong

Ray Milland’s Lobster Salad – P – Rosie Jones

Valerie Harper’s Summer Squash – V – Margie Compton

Richard Basehart’s Beans and Frankfurters – Bethany Brenner

Anne Baxter’s Genuine Swiss Quiche – Penny Armstrong

Leonard Nimoy’s Potatoes La Jolie Chez Jay – V – Lucy Smee, Ben Reed

Laurence Harvey’s Chicken Pie – Jodie Botha

Martin Landau’s Jerk Beef Steak – Kelli Cline

Vera Miles’ Mexican Casserole – V – Peter Fuller, Samantha Ellis

Donald Pleasance’s No-name Curry – P – Penny Armstrong

Jack Cassidy’s Quickie Green Bean Casserole – V – Jerri Flewell-Smith

Jose Ferrer’s Eggs Ferrer with Fried Potatoes – V – Kelli Cline

Johnny Cash’s Chilli – Penny Armstrong, Helen Coniam

Ben Gazzara’s Leg of Lamb, Sicilian Style – Mandy Wedgwood

Robert Conrad’s Infamous Hangover Eggs – V – Sanja Adamovic, Jerri Flewell-Smith

Dick Van Dyke’s Breast of Chicken Florentine – Juli Farkas, Ian Baxter

Robert Vaughn’s Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini – V – Cathy Sloman, Sarah Wenbam, Ben Reed

Oskar Werner’s Wiener Schnitzel – Jan Manthey

George Hamilton’s Ginger Snap Dandy – V – Penny Armstrong

Janet Leigh’s Cheese Souffle – V – Jane Fryers, Samantha Ellis, Ben Reed

Hector Elizondo’s Famous Pasta Pomodoro – P – Helen Coniam

Ricardo Montalban’s Cream of Asparagus Soup – V – Yinzerella, Paula Otter

Jack Cassidy’s City Chicken – Rebecca and Jim

Robert Vaughn’s Fettuccini Alfredo – Corinna Reicher

William Shatner’s Lime-Garlic Broiled Chicken – Yinzerella, Julie Winfield, Caroline Frick

Celeste Holm’s Celestial Chicken – Bethany Brenner, Orlando Murrin

Theodore Bikel’s Glorified Meatloaf – Tracy Meyers, Kelly Patterson

Ruth Gordon’s Zucchini Omelet – V – Helen Coniam

Nicol Williamson’s Steak Mince and Stovie Potatoes – Lisa Mary London

Jeanette Nolan’s Sizzling Livers – Penny Armstrong

Trish Van Devere’s All Day Chilli in the Pot – Columbophile

Anthony Andrews’ Spicy Yoghurt Chicken Cooked in a Brick – Kristen Frederickson

Shera Danese’s Italian Stuffed Peppers – P – Mandy Wedgewood

Nancy Walker’s Chicken a la Nancy – Cathy Sloman, Orlando Murrin

Rip Torn’s Omelet Mexicali – Greg Swenson

Brenda Vaccaro’s T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C Italian Sausages – Bethany Brenner

Tyne Daly’s Key Lime Pie – V – Cathy Sloman, Sarah Broughton

William Shatner’s Steak Picado – Lucy Smee, Mr & Mrs Prohibition

Ed Begley Jr.’s Asparagus  – V – Karen Brenner, Pamela Hutchinson

George Hamilton’s Smoky Chicken – Bethany Brenner

Rod Steiger’s Chicken Grand Marnier – Susan Dirks

Rue MacLanahan’s Wonder Women Cookies – V – Penny Armstrong, Margie Compton, Karen Brenner

Billy Connolly’s Stuffed Trout – P – Neil Owens

Peter Falk’s Veal Scallopine and White Wine – Mr Rathbone

Peter Falk’s Pork Chops and Vinegar Peppers – Susan Dirks

Peter Falk’s Pumpkin Lasagne – V – Jerri Flewell-Smith, Vera Rubenbauer

Peter Falk’s Barbecued Spare Ribs – Vera Rubenbauer

Peter Falk’s Avocado Recipe – V – Jane Fryers, Vera Rubenbauer

Lieutenant Columbo’s Omelet – V – Katya de Grunwald, Samantha Ellis

Lieutenant Columbo’s Scallopini – Miriam Figeuras

V = Vegetarian

P = Pescatarain