In a dusty postcard and stamp collectors’ shop in Norwich a weird and wonderful recipe book once nestled in a glass topped display case.
Full of wonderful photographs of film stars wearing aprons and chefs hats, wielding wooden spoons and posing beside ovens, it’s an absolute peach. I bought it for £12, loved it and decided there and then to start eating like the stars.
Thus began my obsession with collecting film star recipes and I now have over 8,000 dishes recommended by my Hollywood idols and am gradually cooking my way through them. Favourites so far include Marlene Dietrich’s Lamb Chops en Casserole, Vincent Price’s Chicken in Vermouth and Ida Lupino’s Lemon Mousse.
In 2006 I began blogging about my adventures in cooking the signature dishes of my heroes and heroines. Recording the fun I had sharing these dishes with friends and encouraging others to try their hand at them too. At that time I was living on a houseboat on the Thames with a table top cooker that had to be turned on with a pair of pliers.
Now I’m a landlubber and have written several books that include some of the best recipes in my collection. Here are some links…
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Have fun sprinkling some stardust around your kitchen!