Pieathalon #10 – Beef and Hash Brown Pie

Pieathalon #10 – Beef and Hash Brown Pie

Ten years of Pieathalon?!  AWESOME! I have participated in every single one and have made some bonkers pies for sure.  Last year I got the Saggitarius Hamburger Pie which was essentially a dome of meat inside a pastry case. This year it was another MEATY one - a sort...

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Benny Hill’s Lemon Chicken

Benny Hill’s Lemon Chicken

It was renaissance man Martin Green who tipped me off to this fabulous piece of TV ephemera. when I went to hear his DJ set at Spiritlands on the South Bank here in London. I say TV rather than film, as most of the stars featured on the cassette and in the recipe...

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Bebe Daniels’ French Dressing

Bebe Daniels’ French Dressing

Sometimes you don't see a dressing for ages, and then three come along at once... On the left, we have Angela Lansbury's Mustard Vinaigrette.  On the right, we have David Soul's Torino Dressing, and in the middle, a French Dressing. When I needed some of this for the...

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Ruta Lee’s Lasagne

Ruta Lee’s Lasagne

I am revving up to move house, and I have a four-drawer freezer full of things to eat up. I am also in a state of mild panic about all the people I want to see before I leave London.  I am not going a million miles away, just around 70 miles as the crow flies (110...

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Jane Russell Cocktails

Jane Russell Cocktails

It's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes month over at Dinner and a Movie! Join us if you fancy watching the film sometime in June and then sharing your thoughts on it.  There are a few recipes from the Kitchen of Jane Russell for you to rustle up in this post, and here are a...

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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 reality cinema...

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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 don't cook my...

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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 you do) and what...

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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. Aubergine?  Yes....

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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 it wasn't as delicious as I...

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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 words. Take any old piece...

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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 an evening of...

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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...

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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 - clicking on the recipe title...

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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 in...

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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...

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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 here in...

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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 to be...

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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 we...

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