Vincent Price’s Angostura Bitters Recipes

Vincent Price’s Angostura Bitters Recipes

Do you have a bottle of Angostura Bitters hanging around in your cocktail cabinet? You bought it for some tipple or another years ago, and it now just sits there, unloved?  Most of us do. Luckily, Vincent Price was involved in an ad campaign that featured recipes...

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Donald Pleasence’s Prawn Curry

Donald Pleasence’s Prawn Curry

I had such fun doing my first ever Instagram Live with my Guild of Film Writers chum Bruce McMichael tonight.  We were talking about the book Nobs and Nosh which contains thoughts from many movie stars about food, and a few recipes. I made one of them, the Donald...

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Cameron Diaz’s Roasted Corn Summer Salad

Cameron Diaz’s Roasted Corn Summer Salad

You know how one thing leads to another?  I went on a stupendous rabbit hole research expedition after writing about Keith Michell's Avocado With Sauerkraut Dressing last week. My googling to find out if avocado and sauerkraut was a "thing" (it is) led me to the...

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Keith Michell’s Avocado With Sauerkraut

Keith Michell’s Avocado With Sauerkraut

After two disastrous Keith Michell cooking escapades and one that was a borderline fail, he has redeemed himself with this genius way of serving an avocado.  This cute little entity has become something that I crave on a regular basis. It's a lovely...

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Vincent Price’s Herb Bread

Vincent Price’s Herb Bread

I have discovered three big things about myself during the global pandemic. 1) That I love to play drums 2) that the LWS Writers' Hour is an absolutely magical place where creativity and friendships blossom - it's international and free folks! 3) that much joy is to...

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Living My Life Like Marilyn Monroe

Living My Life Like Marilyn Monroe

When I heard that two cookbooks owned by Marilyn Monroe were up for auction (thank-you Di and Amy for the tip-offs) I immediately went down an enormous rabbit hole of research. I was here, there, and everywhere in the Google Machine finding out what time the auction...

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Happy Birthday Vincent Price!  Recipe Testers Unite!

Happy Birthday Vincent Price! Recipe Testers Unite!

It's Vincent Price's birthday today. Let's celebrate with a round up of some of the dishes cooked for the forthcoming Vincent Price cookbook by our wonderful volunteers. My co-writer Peter has published a sneaky peek of the proposed book cover (revealing the NEW...

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Happy 15th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers

Happy 15th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers

It's a big day today.  It's 15 years since I wrote my very first blog post. Oh my! Back in 2016 I was a broken hearted singleton living on a houseboat and I was feeling very sorry for myself. I was rubbish at cooking and so in an attempt to cheer myself up, I made a...

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Vincent Price’s Pimento Rice

Vincent Price’s Pimento Rice

I never cook rice.  If Mr R is around the place and we are having curry or chilli or something else that requires a ricey accompaniment, he is in charge. He is the expert. Just as I am the expert in the scrambled eggs department.  On a Sunday morning that's my job, he...

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Vincent Price’s Cottage Fried Potatoes

Vincent Price’s Cottage Fried Potatoes

Potatoes fried in a large amount of butter are going to be good aren't they?  This is not clickbait to tease you into reading a disaster story about how potatoes fried in a large amount of butter turned out NOT to be good. Because they definitely were good (it is a...

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Ellen Drew’s Ginger Ale Fruit Salad

Ellen Drew’s Ginger Ale Fruit Salad

Any recipe that includes pickle juice piques my pickle interest.  My fridge is FULL of pickle juice and because I love pickles so much, I make a lot of pickles and I eat a lot of pickles. It always seems a waste to chuck away all the delicious spiced vinegar once I've...

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Tessie O’Shea’s Lettuce Sandwiches

Tessie O’Shea’s Lettuce Sandwiches

Ahhh, it's the final recipe from the Tessie O'Shea Slimming Cookbook! In January 2019, I pledged to make one recipe a month from Tessie's book and what with one thing and another, it has taken me until now to do all 12, but it's been loads of fun. Her recipes are...

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Kate Mulgrew’s Pork Tenderloin

Kate Mulgrew’s Pork Tenderloin

It was kind of unfortunate that I'd seen The Tingler (1959) just a few days before making this dish. Because I couldn't stop thinking about THE TINGLER every time I looked at this tenderloin. If you've seen that movie, you'll know what I mean.  If you haven't, I...

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Five Alan Ladd Recipes

Five Alan Ladd Recipes

I love it when readers get in touch and ask for recipes and I am always happy to rummage around in my bookshelves to find them and send them out.  Usually I don't get so much as a "thank-you" in return, but sometimes - hurrah - a lovely correspondence ensues.  I am...

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Ava Gardner’s Fried Fillets of Flounder

Ava Gardner’s Fried Fillets of Flounder

Have you ever seen anyone with a fishing rod look more gorgeous than Ava Gardner? Lest we assume Ava only donned the waders for a set of cheesecake photos, here she is with Gregory Peck "gone fishing". Naturally once I'd stumbled upon these pix, I wondered which other...

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Sophia Loren’s Penne Alla Puttanesca

Sophia Loren’s Penne Alla Puttanesca

When I have some olives and anchovies knocking around the fridge my mind often suggests Spaghetti Puttanesca. I rustled this up just before Christmas and it was deliziosa (or maybe delizioso?). I don't eat much pasta, but when I do I always think, "bloody hell, it's...

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Brett Halsey’s Corn Pie

Brett Halsey’s Corn Pie

Greetings from Tier 3 lockdown in London! I am hunkering down for winter hibernation and planning some concentrated work on the Vincent Price Co*Star Cookbook. I now have a deadline for delivering all the recipes, headnotes and feedback from all the test cooks....

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Pearl Bailey’s Colony Club Liver Supreme

Pearl Bailey’s Colony Club Liver Supreme

I keep cooking liver to Pearl's specifications as her recipe is so easy, and so delicious, but I never seem to get around to telling you lot about it. Well, I found this post in my drafts folder, written at a time when I was I was a bit moody during the first pandemic...

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Jean Seberg’s Christmas Eggnog

Jean Seberg’s Christmas Eggnog

Mr R does not like creamy sauces so I was almost certain that he wouldn't like this most festive of drinks. When I asked if he liked Eggnog, he said, "It's like that avocado stuff, isn't it?" By which he meant Advocaat of course. And yes, it is like that Advocaat...

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Vincent Price’s Friday Chicken

Vincent Price’s Friday Chicken

Well, it's almost Friday folks! Mr R volunteered to test cook this recipe for the forthcoming Vincent Price Co*Star Cookbook. BUT, we both got so drunk on Gertrude Niesen Buzz-Bombs that I ended up doing it instead. There is something very satisfying about lifting the...

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Kim Hunter’s Nutty Sole and Brown Rice

Kim Hunter’s Nutty Sole and Brown Rice

I love it when a blog reader gets in touch, via email, a message via the contact page, a comment on a post - anything! It's always lovely to hear from you, especially during this strange coronavirus time when I barely have any human contact during the week. My only...

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George Segal’s Chicken Paprika

George Segal’s Chicken Paprika

Oh, the joys of cooking with a dear friend! Even when they are miles away in a different part of London and you can only see a tiny WhatsApp picture of them on your mobile phone. I absolutely LOVED cooking along with Sanja as I know her kitchen well and have great...

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Cooking Vincent Price’s Goulash with Nathalie for the British Film Institute

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