Gene Tierney’s V-8

Gene Tierney’s V-8

Here’s a suggestion of a beverage to accompany Gene Tierney’s Leaning Tower  of Tuna (aka Tuna Salad Royal).  A refreshing glass of V-8. I stumbled across a V-8 ad featuring Gene whilst writing the previous post and that of course, sent me down a huge...
Marlene Dietrich’s Hot Dogs & Champagne

Marlene Dietrich’s Hot Dogs & Champagne

It is hard to find the source of the much bandied around factoid that Marlene Dietrich’s favourite meal was hot dogs and champagne. If anyone knows for sure when or where she said it I would love to know.  But it’s a good foodie fact, even if I can’t...
Mary Brian’s Orange Circles – Recipe of the Month

Mary Brian’s Orange Circles – Recipe of the Month

I am sailing into 2022 with optimism! It’s a while since we’ve had a sweet treat as the recipe of the month, so I thought I would kick off the new year with one. These little biccies are so easy to make and soooooo delicious. I made a batch of these for a...
Joe Santos’ One Hot Italian Night

Joe Santos’ One Hot Italian Night

I do love a recipe with a weird title, and this one was rustled up on One Cold British Night to much acclaim.  I had a DINNER GUEST.  This is such a rare occurrence in pandemic times that I was excited for days beforehand. There is a feeling here in the UK at the...
Marsha Hunt’s Ham – With Love

Marsha Hunt’s Ham – With Love

Fancy a boozy breakfast?  I can recommend this bonkers recipe. I do so love a recipe with a weird title and Marsha is in Murder, She Wrote so this was a MUST for the forthcoming Murder, She Cooked book. I also love a recipe that is effectively a menu too.  Everything...
Vincent Price Cucumber Crocodile Competition

Vincent Price Cucumber Crocodile Competition

I just LOVED receiving photographs of the cucumber crocodiles made for the Supper with the Stars book launch competition. It really brought me great, great joy! Here are a couple of photos by Sue Foll of my cucumber croc demo at the book launch (yes, I dyed mini...
Barry Newman’s Baked Fillet of Sole, Russian Style

Barry Newman’s Baked Fillet of Sole, Russian Style

To avoid making the same mistake I made with Ob’s Chicken, I am writing this up very soon after making it.  It was slightly weird, but good nevertheless! When I have something that needs testing for the Murder, She Cooked book and there is something ODD about...
Greg Morris’ Ob’s Chicken

Greg Morris’ Ob’s Chicken

I am very lucky that my other half, Mr Rathbone, is an excellent proofreader.  He’s been kindly reading through all my Murder, She Cooked Substack posts before I send them out into the world and always has brilliant suggestions for tweaks that make my writing...
Shelley Winters’ Caesar Salad

Shelley Winters’ Caesar Salad

I am a sucker for a Caesar and have tried a few movie star versions.  Grace Kelly’s was so good it was Recipe of the Month way back in April 2019, Ruth Roman’s method calls for coddled eggs and Jessica Walter’s garlic oil required a bit of forward...
Gloria Stuart’s Huacamale

Gloria Stuart’s Huacamale

Avocado on toast, 1930s style!  This is a brilliant way of using up an avocado that is past its best. Shove it through a sieve then mix some other stuff into it. You can either make it quite runny and use it as a salad dressing or, do as I did, make it a bit thicker...
Supper with the Stars – the book is out!

Supper with the Stars – the book is out!

The book is out and it is GORGEOUS! We just couldn’t be prouder of it.  Peter has done an amazing job with all the film reviews and co-star biographies.  He had a great vision for how the book would look and he’s totally made that happen. Ben...
Dinner and a Movie – Tales From The Crypt

Dinner and a Movie – Tales From The Crypt

When Mr R suggested we watch Tales from the Crypt for our Halloween movie, I went straight to the spreadsheet to see what I had that would be appropriate.  Luckily my pal Greg over at Recipes For Rebels included Joan Collins’ recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese in...
The Diana Ross Cocktail

The Diana Ross Cocktail

Yinzerella of Dinner Is Served 1972 made a Mahogany Pie for this year’s Pieathalon and her blog post included some sensational clips of a movie I’d never seen.  Mahogany starring Diana Ross.  Just one look at these gifs convinced me I had to get hold of it...
Peter Cushing’s Beetroot and Onion Supper Special

Peter Cushing’s Beetroot and Onion Supper Special

For the third Hammer-Amicus Blogathon I thought it would be fun to give everyone a sneaky peak of some of the forthcoming Vincent Price cookbook. In 2018 my co-writer Peter and I collaborated on a piece about Scream and Scream Again  for Gill and Barry’s first...
Lauren Bacall’s Beef Stroganoff

Lauren Bacall’s Beef Stroganoff

The news that Melbourne are coming out of lockdown on Friday received a little squeak of excitement here in London. My chum Taryn of Retro Food For Modern Times will be released into the world after 6 lockdowns totalling 262 days since March 2020.  I expect her to go...
Brigitte Bardot’s Stuffed Artichokes

Brigitte Bardot’s Stuffed Artichokes

Aren’t artichokes things of great beauty? Scary to cook though eh?  I love them but I rarely cook them as they are DAUNTING.  If you feel the same way as me, then read on, because this is a great recipe, I’ll talk you through the tricky bits, and...
Edward Woodward’s Cheese and Potato Pie

Edward Woodward’s Cheese and Potato Pie

HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEN is coming!  That’s always a favourite time of year here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers. I haven’t decided on the menu yet, but I may well include this as a side dish because I LOVE IT.  Who doesn’t love cheesy potatoes? This...
Happy Birthday Peter Falk!

Happy Birthday Peter Falk!

For all you Peter Falk fans, I thought I would gather together photos of all of his favourite recipes in one post.  All these recipes are featured in the Cooking With Columbo book.  and I have a few copies here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers in London which I’m...
Cucumber Crocodile Competition and Book Launch Party

Cucumber Crocodile Competition and Book Launch Party

Have you ever made a cucumber crocodile?  If not, now is the time!  To celebrate the launch of Supper with the Stars we are having a party!  Visit Peter’s website for details – everyone welcome!  I really hope to see some of you there, it’s going to...
Vincent Price’s Steak au Poivre

Vincent Price’s Steak au Poivre

Do you ever order groceries online?  Do you ever put loads of delicious looking things in your shopping basket, then have a rethink and think, “I am but one human being, living alone, I must be sensible”? and take lots of them out? Have you ever then...
Recipe of the Month – Anne Francis’ Gazpacho

Recipe of the Month – Anne Francis’ Gazpacho

I have a new shiny thing!  I am sending out a weekly Murder, She Cooked missive via Substack. Each week there is a little write-up about an episode of Murder, She Wrote with screengrabs from the show and an appropriate recipe from one of the stars who appeared in it....
Vincent Price’s Manhattan

Vincent Price’s Manhattan

Well, my work on the Vincent Price cookbook is done!  I delivered all the final tweaks to my co-writer Peter Fuller yesterday and as we must celebrate all the wins these days, fashioned myself a little cocktail. This cocktail featured in an advertising campaign for...
Una Stubbs’ Home-made Muesli​

Una Stubbs’ Home-made Muesli​

I don’t think I have ever republished an old post, but I was sad to hear yesterday that Una Stubbs had passed and I remembered this one about her muesli recipe.  First published in 2019.  There are some combinations of words that are nice to say together and for...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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)...
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...
Rip Torn’s Omelet Mexicali – The Great Bear Stop #12

Rip Torn’s Omelet Mexicali – The Great Bear Stop #12

Crikey, I had to get in the time machine and travel back to May 2019 to find the photos of this trip me and Mr R took to Edgware with an egg. It would have been madness to try and eat a Rip Torn Omelet Mexicali on a tube station platform (cold omelet?  No thanks) so...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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