Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken From Parma

Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken From Parma

The ex who cannot be named came round for dinner and a movie last night and it was a funny experience for me to have him fall asleep during the movie holding my hand.  Hand holding  is something I never remember him doing when we were together.  It felt...
Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

My friend Yadrian came to dinner last night.  I wanted to thank him for helping me select a DVD projector and we decided on La Dolce Vita to show it off.   I’ve never seen this film but Yadrian loves it.  I didn’t realise that he had studied film and...
Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Is Rudi on board a boat here?  I think he might be, in which case I am happy.  For I am off on a boat trip later myself.  A blind date with someone called Oliver.  I am breaking all dating rules by not meeting on neutral ground.  What if he is...
Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken From Parma (Pie)

Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken From Parma (Pie)

Rosalind has always been an inventive cook.  Once she invited me over for dinner and we drank so much wine that all she could manage in the end was a square of chocolate melted into a bowl of creamed rice. Last night she excelled herself though.  She had...
Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

My lovely friend Gary C is coming to stay for a couple of nights next week so I have made a batch of Rudi’s spaghetti sauce for us to have one night for dinner. I couldn’t get the Italian sausage I usually get for this dish so bought Sicilian sausage...
Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Rudolph Valentino’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Last night I took some of Rudy’s Spaghetti Sauce over to Hackney where Ava is convalescing after a double foot operation. YIKES. Her account of the ordeal they put her through has almost put me off wearing high heels, absolutely horrific! We had two bowls of...
Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken from Parma

Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken from Parma

Early morning in the Russell-Stewart household after a late night watching the Grey Gardens double bill. Rosalind and I amused ourselves by sitting on the sofa in headscarves enjoying the antics of Big Edie and Little Edie. My favourite quote was, “I’m...
Rudolph Valentino’s "Secret" Spaghetti Sauce

Rudolph Valentino’s "Secret" Spaghetti Sauce

“To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse.” I have given up trying to fathom it out myself Rudolph. It’s just a ZOO PARK! I’m back from the wedding of the century. My sister of the skillet is hitched. It was such a...
Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken from Parma

Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken from Parma

“To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse.” Back from the seaside after a week of intense recipe-wrangling. My mind is reeling with all kinds of nonsense – is a frying pan the same as a skillet? What English...
Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken from Parma

Rudolph Valentino’s Chicken from Parma

“Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.” It helped that he was the King of the tango… Grrrr. Rudi’s Chicken was a big hit. Secret ingredient? A big mug of sherry. I...

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