What a FANTASTIC afternoon we had in Cardiff at the Silver Screen Suppers event. There was a lot of love in the house and a LOT of cream cheese too! Chefs Ruth C, Katharine and Anita rustled up tonnes of Silver Screen Supper foodstuffs and the guests wolfed the lot washed down with champagne cocktails and lashings of wine! It was a stardust sprinkled buffet table groaning under the weight of Greer Garson’s Gucamole, Lana Turner’s Simple and Easy Salsa, Anna Sten’s Russian Sandwiches, Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies, Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies, Colleen Moore’s Shamrock Salad and – my fave – Mae West’s Pumpkin Pies. YUM YUM YUM.

Lots of guests came done up as their favourite film stars (Warren Beatty, Shirley MacLaine, a singing cowboy (not sure which one!), Cary Grant and Lauren Bacall to name but a few), Anna ran a fabulous film quiz and I gave a little 10 minute introduction to the project. Several people volunteered to test cook (email me at for a list of recipes) and there may be a chance for me to visit St Donat’s – former holiday home of MARION DAVIES in Wales sometime soon.

The event was all in a very good cause – raising money for Theatre Versus Oppression – see and photos of the splendid food can be seen here – or by clicking on the picture of the heaving buffet table in the side bar. I put on 3 and a half pounds – that’s how GOOD it all was.

Oh and if you are wondering, I have put ROMY SCHNEIDER at the head of my post to welcome Joan and Bette’s brand new bundle of joy into the world. She goes by the name of Romy so how can she fail to be fabulous?

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