Errol Flynn’s Resucitator

Errol Flynn’s Resucitator

Potential for a hangover fairly high this weekend? Here’s a cure! I had to test this myself for the cocktail book I am working on with Mr Rathbone as he is not a fan of tomato juice.  He has a way with words and almost always comes up with a pithy comment about...
Mike Douglas’ Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

Mike Douglas’ Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

Occasionally, I made a non-movie-star-related dish that I am really proud of.  For the Mildred Pierce Dinner and a Movie extravaganza, I made a chicken and waffles dish that made my chest puff up like a proud pigeon! This is a dish featured in the fabulous Brunch at...
Sharon Acker’s Oatmeal Crisps, Van Johnson’s Salmon Salad, Cesare Danova’s Risotto ala Milenese, Craig Stevens’ Quick Margarita Chicken, Dick Van Patten’s Lemon Chicken Casserole, Robert Stack’s Duck a L’Orange, Karen Black’s 10-Minute-Tomato-Beef Chinese Number, Robert Sterling’s Cherry Chicken,

Sharon Acker’s Oatmeal Crisps, Van Johnson’s Salmon Salad, Cesare Danova’s Risotto ala Milenese, Craig Stevens’ Quick Margarita Chicken, Dick Van Patten’s Lemon Chicken Casserole, Robert Stack’s Duck a L’Orange, Karen Black’s 10-Minute-Tomato-Beef Chinese Number, Robert Sterling’s Cherry Chicken,

What’s been cooking over at Murder, She Cooked?  Quite a lot since I last did a round-up.  If you are a Murder, She Wrote fan, skip over to the Substack for episode reviews and companion recipes delivered monthly to your inbox. Here’s what’s been going on in Cabot...
Roger Moore’s 007 Spuds

Roger Moore’s 007 Spuds

This is a cute little recipe for when you fancy potatoes dauphinoise but you don’t possess a fancy mandolin to slice the spuds thinly. Just chop your potatoes into little dice instead! This recipe appeared in a kids’ cookbook, hence the simple way it is...
Robert Mitchum’s Eggnog

Robert Mitchum’s Eggnog

It’s big, it’s boozy, it’s brilliant.  Robert said the following of his very Christmassy tipple, “This recipe will make five quarts. I make no apology for the excessive quantity on the theory that only a dope would go to the trouble for less.”...
Dinah Shore’s Maple Walnut Ice-Cream

Dinah Shore’s Maple Walnut Ice-Cream

In my two-year looky-aftery home, there is a secret cupboard in the kitchen.  It’s hidden under a work surface, and if you didn’t know it was there, you’d never know to look for it. This has already become The Cupboard of Rarely Used Gadgets. The...
Michael Landon’s Tuna-Vegetable Dinner in a Pouch

Michael Landon’s Tuna-Vegetable Dinner in a Pouch

Oooh, this is a handy little recipe to have up your sleeve.  So simple, so delicious, so adaptable.  Bravo to the man those of us who are of a certain age will always think of as being Pa Ingalls. I didn’t have exactly the combination of veggies that Michael...
Tony Curtis’ Hungarian Goulash

Tony Curtis’ Hungarian Goulash

This is an easy peasy and very dependable goulash recipe from Boinie, who I didn’t know until I googled it, was of Hungarian heritage.  Goulash is one of those things like chilli, where there are a million different ways of making it, but some things crop up in...
(Potentially) Marilyn Monroe’s Cheese Lasagne

(Potentially) Marilyn Monroe’s Cheese Lasagne

Here’s a post from before my move where I was trying to eat as much food from my frozen archives as I possibly could.  Marilyn’s lasagne is GOOD my friends, very good! I am in a “use it up and wear it out” phase at the moment and this dish was...
Joan Crawford Book Launch Worldwide Watch Party!

Joan Crawford Book Launch Worldwide Watch Party!

I’m excited to announce that the new version of Cooking With Joan Crawford is now available, wherever you are in the world. Here’s the link to the UK Amazon page, do switch to your own country if you are elsewhere for the correct pricing. Here’s a...
David McCallum’s Landlady From India Curry

David McCallum’s Landlady From India Curry

I was sad to hear that David McCallum has gone to that Hollywood in the sky.  I remembered that I had a draft post about his curry, written by the beloved Mr Rathbone, so thought it would be apt to share it today for all David’s fans out there.  This was a test...
Pieathalon #10 – Beef and Hash Brown Pie

Pieathalon #10 – Beef and Hash Brown Pie

Ten years of Pieathalon?!  AWESOME! I have participated in every single one and have made some bonkers pies for sure.  Last year I got the Saggitarius Hamburger Pie which was essentially a dome of meat inside a pastry case. This year it was another MEATY one – a...
The Shirley Temple Mocktail

The Shirley Temple Mocktail

When Rich Watson read that I was on a relocation vacation he kindly offered to write a guest post for the blog.  Thanks, Rich!  His lovely deep dive into the beverage known as the Shirley Temple follows. Some of you may remember that me and the mister made a video...
Benny Hill’s Lemon Chicken

Benny Hill’s Lemon Chicken

It was renaissance man Martin Green who tipped me off to this fabulous piece of TV ephemera. when I went to hear his DJ set at Spiritlands on the South Bank here in London. I say TV rather than film, as most of the stars featured on the cassette and in the recipe...
George Kennedy’s Sunday Caesar Salad

George Kennedy’s Sunday Caesar Salad

I am a stickler for sticking to recipes, so naturally, I made this on a Sunday.  Just like Vincent Price’s Friday Chicken, it would have seemed wrong to make it on a day other than the one specified. This was on the test-cook list for the forthcoming Cooking the...
Bebe Daniels’ French Dressing

Bebe Daniels’ French Dressing

Sometimes you don’t see a dressing for ages, and then three come along at once… On the left, we have Angela Lansbury’s Mustard Vinaigrette.  On the right, we have David Soul’s Torino Dressing, and in the middle, a French Dressing. When I needed...
Joyce Grenfell’s “149 Special” Salad

Joyce Grenfell’s “149 Special” Salad

We are having a mini heatwave here in the UK, so thoughts turn to salads.  I am becoming quite a fan of chicory (or endive, depending on where you are in the world) because it turns out to be the kind of thing that will last a while in the fridge when you have...
Ruta Lee’s Lasagne

Ruta Lee’s Lasagne

I am revving up to move house, and I have a four-drawer freezer full of things to eat up. I am also in a state of mild panic about all the people I want to see before I leave London.  I am not going a million miles away, just around 70 miles as the crow flies (110...
Jane Russell Cocktails

Jane Russell Cocktails

It’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes month over at Dinner and a Movie! Join us if you fancy watching the film sometime in June and then sharing your thoughts on it.  There are a few recipes from the Kitchen of Jane Russell for you to rustle up in this post, and here...
Jane Russell’s Chili

Jane Russell’s Chili

I’ve selected Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for June’s Dinner and a Movie, so if you fancy joining the fun, grab yourself a copy of it and watch it in your own time, on your own sofa sometime in June.  There will be chit-chat about the film in our virtual...
David Soul’s Torino Dressing

David Soul’s Torino Dressing

I’m knuckling down to writing the Cooking the Detectives book, and next week is POIROT week. But which screen representation of Poirot? Chatting to some friends about Miss Marple, we all agreed that everyone has their favourite Marple, but I’m guessing the...
Vincent Price’s Asparagus Milanese

Vincent Price’s Asparagus Milanese

Asparagus season here – yippee!  The minute I spotted some, I grabbed it, with this lovely luncheon in mind.  Sometimes when I’m working from home I fancy something fancy and this feels fancy. Egghead would approve! It’s so quick and easy too.  I...
Telly Savalas’ Spanakopita

Telly Savalas’ Spanakopita

For the forthcoming Cooking the Detectives book I’m trying to work on one sleuth per week.  Last week it was KOJAK! I’m writing a guide to a “taster episode” for each show and there will be a recipe from the kitchen of the actor who plays the...
Dennis King’s Saratoga Cocktail

Dennis King’s Saratoga Cocktail

God bless the King.  Dennis King. Another classic cocktail from the brilliant Bottoms Up! cocktail book, published in 1928. This copy, with the original corkscrew still attached, is available to buy for a cool £4,000. The Saratoga is a classic for a reason, the...
Tom Selleck’s Tuna Melt

Tom Selleck’s Tuna Melt

Cor!  This was good.  But no wonder, it’s got loads of things I love in it.  Plus I made it with fancy truffle mayonnaise. I think Tom would be proud of me. Here’s what you need. Under construction (I used an ice cream scoop as instructed). Voila! Easy...
Lauren Bacall’s Spinach and Sesame Salad

Lauren Bacall’s Spinach and Sesame Salad

What has happened to this year?  Are we in some kind of accelerated time warp machine?  Today I thought to myself, “I must check when the The Great Muppet Show Co-Star Caper is happening so I can write about Lauren Bacall’s spinach salad recipe” (as...
Stanley Tucci’s Pasta Alla Norma

Stanley Tucci’s Pasta Alla Norma

This was a bit of a “two-recipes-in-one” job as one of the ingredients in Stanley’s recipe is a marinara sauce.  Luckily, the way Stanley makes his is all over the interwebs, so I made a batch to this recipe to incorporate into the aubergine mix....
The Charlie Chaplin Cocktail

The Charlie Chaplin Cocktail

I am a big fan of Richard Godwin’s online cocktail emporium The Spirits.  Recently I was delving around in there, reading about Apricot Brandy and I spotted this comment on the Charlie Chaplin cocktail. “The original recipe of this from the Old Waldorf...
Arthur Brest’s Carrot Loaf

Arthur Brest’s Carrot Loaf

Apparently yesterday was International Carrot Day – have you got any around the place?  Now is the time to cook ’em up! It’s been a while since there’s been a FAIL in the Silver Screen Suppers kitchen and this wasn’t a total write-off but...
Bette Davis’ Red Flannel Hash

Bette Davis’ Red Flannel Hash

I’ve launched a new THING over on Substack today.  A virtual reality star-spangled dinner and a movie club. It is something I’ve wanted to do for ages, and now it exists.  So exciting. Come and join us! Everyone is welcome, wherever you are in the world,...
David Niven’s Fishcakes

David Niven’s Fishcakes

How I love a homemade fishcake, and how I love David’s recipe for making them.  Because basically, it’s a fishcake template.  I am sure David wouldn’t mind you putting in whatever you have around the place. Here’s his recipe, in his very own...

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