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...
Dinner and a Movie – Announcement

Dinner and a Movie – Announcement

I’m excited to announce that I’m launching an online dinner and a movie club.  I’ll be proposing a classic movie each month and suggesting appropriate movie star recipes for you to try alongside. Watch and cook in your own time, indulging yourself in...
A Bette Davis Cocktail

A Bette Davis Cocktail

During the first UK lockdown of the pandemic, me and Mr R made Friday night videos of the movie star cocktails we made when all the pubs were closed. It was loads of fun and we stuck all the videos on YouTube if you fancy having a look. Lots of cocktails were named...
Ann Blyth’s Blueberry Muffins, Lee Meriwether’s Peanut Butter Cookies, Jack Carter’s Fresh Fruit Kuchen, Yvonne de Carlo’s Salome Salad, Marsha Hunt’s Ham With Love, Robert Vaughn’s Stuffed Zucchini, Jayne Meadows’ Bean Curd

Ann Blyth’s Blueberry Muffins, Lee Meriwether’s Peanut Butter Cookies, Jack Carter’s Fresh Fruit Kuchen, Yvonne de Carlo’s Salome Salad, Marsha Hunt’s Ham With Love, Robert Vaughn’s Stuffed Zucchini, Jayne Meadows’ Bean Curd

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. Here’s what’s been going on in Cabot Cove –...
Eartha Kitt’s Crocked Rabbit With Winter Vegetables

Eartha Kitt’s Crocked Rabbit With Winter Vegetables

This recipe has been right at the top of my “I wanna cook” list since it first appeared in Greg Swenson’s brilliant Recipes for Rebels book. Mostly because it is cooked in a CHICKEN BRICK and this is one of those things I bought for a specific movie...
Raquel Welch’s Wonder Soup

Raquel Welch’s Wonder Soup

Thanks to my lovely chum Peter Fuller of the Vincent Price Legacy UK for making this wonderful recipe illustration. I was so sad to hear that Raquel has gone to that Hollywood in the sky.  I’ve had a girl crush on her for ages.  There follows a blog post I wrote...
Robert Wagner’s Chili

Robert Wagner’s Chili

For a Christmas gift Mr Rathbone pledged to test 3 recipes for the forthcoming Cooking the Detectives book for me.  What a lovely present!  This was the first one ticked off the list.  A very tasty chili courtesy of Robert Wagner. The above pic was taken before the...
The Heinz 57 Challenge – with movie star specials!

The Heinz 57 Challenge – with movie star specials!

Mr Rathbone and myself decided to celebrate spending 57 years on this here planet by attempting to consume 57 Heinz based meals in a year.  Did we manage it?  YES!  It was loads of fun as we sourced lots of Heinz things that aren’t on the supermarket shelves...
Gina Lollobrigida’s Wreath Cookies

Gina Lollobrigida’s Wreath Cookies

I was sad to hear that Gina Lollobrigida has headed off to that Hollywood in the sky.  As a tiny tribute to Lo Lollo, here’s her recipe for wreath cookies. These were recipe of the month way back in December 2012 and they were so cute.  I guess they are designed...
Shelley Winters’ Caesar Salad

Shelley Winters’ Caesar Salad

Happy New Year! I spent Christmas with my mum and watched a lot of telly.  For ages I have been trying to remember the name of a game show I accidentally watched once that had me crying with laughter.  I just couldn’t for the life of me remember the name.  When...
Clark Gable Salad

Clark Gable Salad

It is TOO COLD for salads at the moment here in London and the thought of having one makes me shiver.  But it’s hot elsewhere in the world right?! Years ago, in 2013, I came upon a mention of this on the internet. The Clark Gable Salad, on the MGM commissary...
Murder, She Wrote Watch Party Tonight!

Murder, She Wrote Watch Party Tonight!

Tonight’s the night my fellow Cabot Covians!  Join me for a fun watch party wherever you are in the world. Fans of Murder, She Wrote will all watch the episode together in their own homes and natter about it via a private chat room hosted on my Substack –...
Raymond Burr’s Chili Supreme

Raymond Burr’s Chili Supreme

I am never going to use dried beans again (unless a movie star specifically tells me to).  They never, ever go soft for me, no matter how long I cook the little beggers.  I cooked the beans for this chilli as Raymond directed me to, with salt pork (in my case...
Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!

Every year the lovely Columbophile mentions my Cooking With Columbo book as a nice thing to buy for a Columbo fan as a gift. This year I get to return the favour by recommending HIS brilliant book, which is brand new and fabulous.  The Columbo Companion – any...
Richard Arlen Recipe Round-up

Richard Arlen Recipe Round-up

Richard Arlen is trending! Well, he’s trending here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers anyhow! I absolutely love it when blog readers get in touch, either via my Contact Page or via comments on posts.  It makes me feel as though I’m not talking into the void....
Donald Pleasence’s No-Name Curry

Donald Pleasence’s No-Name Curry

When this much anticipated book written by the Grand Poobah of Columbo, arrived on my doorstep on Donald Pleasence’s birthday, it seemed PORTENTOUS! I use the term Grand Poobah very much in a respectful way as per the first definition below, not the second...
Ron Masak’s Recipes

Ron Masak’s Recipes

I was so sad to hear that Ron Masak had travelled to that Hollywood in the sky this week.  He was my favourite of all the Murder, She Wrote co-stars, playing the wonderful character of Sheriff Mort Metzger. I am picturing Ron and Angela chatting over a cup of tea and...
Charlie Drake’s Cottage Pie

Charlie Drake’s Cottage Pie

Hello my darlings!  Those of you who know Charlie Drake will hear his voice ringing through your head saying that line, I’m sure. When researching Heinz recipes for the Heinz 57 Challenge, I stumbled upon something BRILLIANT.  A promotional film split into two...
Angie Dickinson’s Honeymoon Sandwich

Angie Dickinson’s Honeymoon Sandwich

Now that the Murder, She Cooked book is out in the world I have a bit of breathing space and I’m rummaging around in the blog drafts archive for things I hadn’t quite finished. Here’s a LONG one about our Covid postponed honeymoon for those who would...
Feeling Thankful

Feeling Thankful

After the very sad news this week that our much loved Angela Lansbury has gone to that Hollywood in the sky, I thought I would share some joyful photographs of my book launch.  I truly hope that anyone who owns a copy of my Murder, She Cooked book can see it was...

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