Ron Leibman’s Hoo-Ha Chicken

Ron Leibman’s Hoo-Ha Chicken

I love a movie star recipe with a mad title and am generally compelled to make it. So it was with this one. I was surprised that no test cooks chose it for the Murder, She Wrote Cookalong with a name like this, but secretly I was pleased as I got to make Hoo-ha...
Diana Dors’ Flageolet Beans with Tuna

Diana Dors’ Flageolet Beans with Tuna

Want to sprinkle a little stardust over your working from home luncheons? This is the easiest and tastiest way to do it. I have made this salad so many times because I love EVERYTHING IN IT. Plus it contains two things that you probably stockpiled at the beginning of...
Fay Wray’s Steamed Artichokes

Fay Wray’s Steamed Artichokes

About once a year I buy an artichoke on impulse, and when I get it home am immediately gripped by fear about how to cook it.  They are scary things if you don’t have them about your person very often. But the recipe I have now christened “Fay Wray’s...
March on Murder, She Cooked – Paul Burke

March on Murder, She Cooked – Paul Burke

My Murder, She Wrote related Substack is now monthly and the March edition features Jessica visiting a television set where one of her nieces plays a character in a daytime soap. Paul Burke is in this episode too, and the companion recipe to the show is his Twelve...
Hope Lange’s Sardine Strips

Hope Lange’s Sardine Strips

I love it when someone with eagle eyes finds some movie star recipes and sends them to me in case I don’t already have them. My film archivist chum Margie is brilliant at this, and she sent over some Hope Lange recipes she’d found online.  They had been...
Stanley Tucci Negronis

Stanley Tucci Negronis

When I went for dinner chez my chum Cathy (aka Battenburg Belle of Kitchen Confidence) for the first time since the pandemic began, I was thrilled that she was cooking up a marinara sauce to a Stanley Tucci recipe.  I am mildly obsessed with Stanley Tucci and I was...
Jane Alexander’s Bluefish and Scallions

Jane Alexander’s Bluefish and Scallions

During the pandemic, with more kitchen hours at my disposal, I began working on my fear of cooking fish. Who knew it was so easy?  Well, it’s easy when the recipes are good. Which this one was.  So simple, and so delicious. Jane Alexander has co-written a whole...
Denver Pyle’s Baked Beans

Denver Pyle’s Baked Beans

The Jon Pertwee Spaghetti Flan still brings me great joy. Thinking about the fun I had cooking it with my friend Jan of Saucy Seventies Adventures several weeks ago still tickles me and there was a knock-on recipe, if there is such a phrase as a knock-on recipe? ...
February on Murder, She Cooked – Cyd Charisse

February on Murder, She Cooked – Cyd Charisse

My Murder, She Wrote related Substack is now monthly and the February edition neatly kicked off my episode guides for series two.  I love Jessica’s appearance at the beginning, all dolled up in a turban and pearls! Cyd Charisse is in this episode too, and the...
Happy Fourth Birthday Cooking With Columbo

Happy Fourth Birthday Cooking With Columbo

Four years ago today my Columbo cookbook was put out into the world.   Writing this was so much fun and it has brought me huge joy ever since.  The thing that makes me most happy is knowing that people all around the world are cooking from it.  For example, Missy...
Wayne Rogers’ Hunter’s Eggs

Wayne Rogers’ Hunter’s Eggs

This recipe has been hanging around on the Murder, She Cooked test cooking list for a lonnnnnng time. A few people volunteered to have a go at it, and then declined once they realised that liver was involved.  No problem for me though, I love liver! I approached this...
Carroll Baker’s Baked Chicken

Carroll Baker’s Baked Chicken

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.  This is a simple but very tasty baked chicken recipe.  It doesn’t look much on paper, but often these “ye olden dayes” recipes are like that.  I made a small version of this as dinner-for-deux and we wolfed it down!...
Jon Pertwee’s Spaghetti Flan

Jon Pertwee’s Spaghetti Flan

For the 3rd of the Heinz 57 extravaganzas, I had a fun cookalong with Jan Manthey – winner of the Vincent Price Cucumber Crocodile competition, cult film director extraordinaire, author and one of the frontmen of The Dylan Rabbit. Jan runs the most excellent...
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...
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...

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