Pierce Brosnan’s Vegetable Orzo Primavera

Pierce Brosnan’s Vegetable Orzo Primavera

I feel slightly ashamed of the amount of food my removal men hauled across the country in their enormous van. I blame the pandemic combined with my tendency to hoard.  But now I am installed in a lovely new kitchen; I plan to really try and eat up stocks. My food bill...
Stefanie Powers’ Pierogies

Stefanie Powers’ Pierogies

Problematic Pierogies x 2.  Before I share my woes, an announcement.  I had never made pierogi/pierogis/perogies before, and I had never even eaten pierogies before, so I had no idea what I was doing, BUT I tried two different recipes attributed to Stefanie and both...
Don Adams’ Health Sandwich

Don Adams’ Health Sandwich

Don Adams was mad about peanut butter and so am I.  In the fabulous Singers & Swingers in the Kitchen he shared 3 recipes for ways of pimping up this most splendid of all foodstuffs.  Here are the other two… I will probably try them ALL before I decide which...
Amanda Burton’s Chicken Zorba

Amanda Burton’s Chicken Zorba

Lest I incur the wrath of any Turner Classic Movie fans (as I did when I wrote about a Cameron Diaz recipe), I realise that Amanda is a modern television actress rather than a silver-screen movie star. I also realise that in 17 years of writing about the favourite...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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