Columbo Cookbook

Cooking With Columbo is now available on Amazon, via Smashwords, your local bookshops and libraries.

You can buy direct from me if you are in the UK – you’ll get a free bookmark – whoopee!  Just get in touch via the Contact page and I’ll email you back with details of how to order.

The book contains episode guides for all episodes of Columbo, focusing on the food and drink moments scattered throughout the series.

I am truly honoured to be mentioned in the same breath as Mark Dawidziak in this lovely tweet by @TVisHistory

“How to follow the classic series guide (to the first run) about COLUMBO by Mark Dawidziak? If you’re you do something wildly creative by adding in lots of recipes inspired by the show & its guest stars & get the estimable to write the forward”

Gleaned from the Silver Screen Suppers collection of movie star favourites, recipes in the book include:

Peter Falk’s Veal Scallopini and White Wine

Peter Falk’s Pork Chops and Vinegar Peppers

Peter Falk’s Pumpkin Lasagna

Peter Falk’s Simple Avocado

Peter Falk’s Barbecued Spare Ribs

Gene Barry’s Kibbee

Lee Grant ’s Malibu Chicken

Jack Cassidy’s Rainbow Trout in a Pouch

Ray Milland’s Chicken Chow Mein

Eddie Albert’s Butterfly Leg of Lamb

Ross Martin’s Beef in Anchovy Cream

Susan Clark’s Shrimp Curry

Ida Lupino’s Hot Pot Casserole

Patrick O’Neal’s Ragout de Boeuf Bourguignon

John Cassavetes’ Minted Beef

Ray Milland’s Lobster Salad

Valerie Harper’s Summer Squash

Richard Basehart’s Beans and Frankfurters

Anne Baxter’s Genuine Swiss Quiche

Leonard Nimoy’s Potatoes La Jolla Chez Jay

Laurence Harvey’s Chicken Pie

Vincent Price’s Hollandaise Sauce

Vera Miles’ Mexican Casserole

Donald Pleasance’s No-name Curry

Jackie Cooper’s Curried Eggs and Macaroni

Jack Cassidy’s Quickie Green Bean Casserole

Jose Ferrer’s Eggs Ferrer with Fried Potatoes

Johnny Cash’s Chili

Ben Gazzara’s Leg of Lamb, Sicilian Style

Robert Conrad’s Infamous Hangover Eggs

Dick Van Dyke’s Breast of Chicken Florentine

Robert Vaughan’s Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini

Oscar Werner’s Weiner Schnitzel

George Hamilton’s Ginger Snap Dandy

Janet Leigh’s Cheese Souffle

Hector Elizondo’s Famous Pasta Pomodoro

Ricardo Montalban’s Asparagus Soup

Jack Cassidy’s City Chicken

William Shatner’s Lime-Garlic Broiled Chicken

Celeste Holm’s Celestial Chicken

Theodore Bikel’s Glorified Meatloaf

Ruth Gordon’s Zucchini Omelet

Nicol Williamson’s Steak Mince and Stovie Potatoes

Jeanette Nolan’s Sizzling Liver with Walnuts

Trish Van Devere’s All Day Chilli in the Pot

Anthony Andrews’ Chicken in a Brick

Shera Danese’s Italian Stuffed Peppers

William Shatner’s Steak Picado

Rod Steiger’s Chicken Grand Marnier

Billy Connolly’s Stuffed Trout

And many more…

THANK YOU, GREG SWENSON OF RECIPE FOR REBELS FOR AMAZING ARTWORK AND JOAN RANSLEY FOR FAB COVER PHOTOGRAPH OF PETER FALK’S PUMPKIN LASAGNA.

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