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Jeanette Nolan’s Sizzling Livers and Walnuts

As a former cataloguer, I’m always intrigued when machines have been put to work, doing things that only human beings can really do properly. I’m not a Luddite, honestly, it just makes me laugh! So I found Jeanette’s recipe in two newspapers which have been transcribed by some kind of mechanical cataloguing machine, and bunged up on […]

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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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Eat Like the Stars: James Dean

In my December column for the lovely Eat Drink Films, I get to find out from the lovely Greg Swenson how he went about writing the brilliant Recipe for Rebels cookbook. Greg is now a bosom cyberchum of mine. We regularly correspond about film star recipes since he emailed me out of the blue, in […]

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Gregory Peck’s Happy Pappy Eggs and Ratatouille

Ooh, the Happy Pappy Eggs were good.  Why?  Bacon fat! Tonight I’m participating in a worldwide cookalong for two.  If you drilled a hole through the centre of the earth from London, you probably wouldn’t end up too far from Melbourne, which is where Taryn of Retro Food For Modern Times is cooking up the […]

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Sophia Loren’s Pesto

I live on the fourth floor of a block of flats so have no garden full of fresh herbs, however much I would like one.   It drives me bananas when I’ve bought a big bunch of coriander, used a few sprigs and the rest has gone mulchy in the fridge.  So lately I’ve been […]

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Johnny Cash’s Chili

And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire, the ring of fire!  I’ve been wanting to make Johnny’s chili for ages.  I have two versions in different cookbooks, but they both use brands of chili powder and seasonings that we can’t get here in the UK.  The last time Heather and Nathan went to the States, […]

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Jack Cassidy’s Quickie Green Bean Casserole

Battenburg Belle cooked a tremendous Thanksgiving dinner last night, ooh, it was marvellous.  I’ve a feeling that might become an annual tradition, and why not?  We don’t really do Thanksgiving here in the UK, but when everyone in the USA is having a party, why not us too?   When I asked BB in an […]

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James Cagney’s Apple Cheese Pie

An apple pie without the cheese, is like a kiss, without the squeeze. So the saying goes. But I’d never had an apple pie with cheese in it before. Until Sunday! I made this for Mr R, his lovely sister Julia and her lovely hubby Nick.  It was bloody delicious!  I would definitely bung some […]

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Cloris Leachman’s Ham and Egg Omelet With Mushrooms

On Saturday morning I needed to fortify myself.  The time had finally come, in my Marie Kondo Festival of Tidying, to tackle the clothes.  Arg. Marie recommends doing the clothes first and leaving sentimental items until last.  But for me, clothes ARE sentimental items, and my flat is inundated with them.  I needed EGGS. I […]

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