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…

castroGad, 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.

garbo and gilbertSo, 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!


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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!

Garbo Cooking


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