I was dreaming of being in San Francisco this weekend as there was a screening of Flesh and the Devil with the great screen lovers Garbo and Gilbert at the Castro cinema yesterday…
Gad, how I would have loved to be there! Instead, I wrote a column for the wonderful EatDrinkFilms magazine about what these two legends liked to eat.
So, if you would like to try Greta’s recipe for Swedish-Irish Potatoes, and/or John’s for Breast of Chicken, skip over to EatDrinkFilms for the recipes. I’d encourage you to subscribe, as it’s a wonderful magazine, full of great stuff about movies, food and drink. It’s a rare beast in the internet world, it pays its writers. So I say, Bravo EatDrinkFilms, and more power to your elbow!
The magazine’s editor Johnny Ray Huston always picks brilliant photos to illustrate my columns, and this month he also put in a couple of great links. This one takes us to a page I’d seen but forgotten about, which contains loads of great info about what Garbo liked to eat… And this one takes us to a recipe for Smoked Salmon Pasta a la Garbo. A friend had sent me the scan of the newspaper clipping ages ago, and I’d been wondering how I’d get it translated from Swedish so I could try it. My friend Hilary who has Swedish roots, gave me a “quick and dirty translation” of the recipe, but wasn’t 100% sure about one of the ingredients. Luckily, Jeanette at Off the Cuff Cooking has written a great post about the recipe, with it fully translated. Yippee! This is going on the list of things to cook right now!