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...
Bo Derek’s Cheese Pie – The Great Bear Stop #14

Bo Derek’s Cheese Pie – The Great Bear Stop #14

Bo’s Cheese Pies, like Bo herself, are very photogenic… and we had a fun zip out to Colindale on a very windy day in February 2020 in order to scoff one on a tube station platform. Bo’s recipe makes a big pie but I decided to make little ones, much...
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...
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...
Recipe of the Month – Mary Pickford’s Jam Tarts

Recipe of the Month – Mary Pickford’s Jam Tarts

Here is something super cute to scoff after your Mary Pickford enchiladas!  I made these in honour of HippFest Silent Cinema Festival which is ALMOST UPON US my lovelies.  Have you got your pass yet? Only £20 for loads of amazing silent films with specially...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Merry Christmas from Silver Screen Suppers

Merry Christmas from Silver Screen Suppers

What is left to say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? I just wanted to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas whoever they are managing to spend it with. This will be the first time in about 25 years that I haven’t spent Christmas with my parents...

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