I think 2017 might be the year that I conquer my fear of the mushroom. If I’m ever invited out to dinner at someone’s house and they ask if there is anything I don’t eat, mushrooms are top of the list. Followed by aubergines and shellfish. It’s a texture thing… But actually, I don’t even like LOOKING at mushrooms. The frondy ones anyhow.
But maybe the dried wild mushroom is the way to go. I certainly enjoyed them in the Lieutenant Columbo Scallopini and I used them for Robert’s stuffed courgettes too and they were good.
A few years ago there is no way I would have eaten this, but eat it I did, and enjoyed it I did.
I’m sounding a bit like Yoda from Star Wars there…
It’s good to have another veggie recipe for the Columbo cookbook. There aren’t many to be had from the Columbo co-stars. But Robert is providing two, this one and his Fettucini Alfredo.
I realize this is an old post, but I’m a huge fan of Robert Vaughn (the man was/still is my idol). Aside from this and the fettuccine alfredo, do you happen to have any other recipes of his?
Thanks for this great blog; it’s an incredible read, not just Robert’s, but other celebs’ recipes, as well!
Thank you SO MUCH for your lovely message. It has absolutely made my day. So glad you are enjoying the blog. Alas, at the moment, these are the only two recipes I know of from the kitchen of Robert Vaughn. It seems that he really could cook though, have you seen his appearance on Celebrity Chefs making the fettuccine alfredo? Really looks like he knows what he is doing! If I come across any others I’ll be sure to let you know. I have several books around the place here that contain recipes I haven’t added to my enormous spreadsheet so it’s possible another will crop up! Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment. It means the world to me – Jenny x
You’re very welcome! It’s just so fascinating to see what these familiar names liked to make–it’s like seeing what’s on someone’s bookcase, except with another layer to it that I can’t quite describe… I guess it’s because there’s a real individualized crafting talent involved with cooking, so it makes it so much more personal.
And thanks so much for your reply; yes, I have seen Robert’s Celebrity Chef appearance! It was lovely to see! Thanks again!
…And this is a very random additional question, but as I noticed you have one of Vincent Price’s cookbooks, do you know offhand if he had a large variety of vegetarian-friendly recipes in that book? I’ve been thinking of getting it, but as I can’t eat meat for a variety of reasons, would I still find lots to do with it regardless of that?
Hi Rose! I know exactly what you mean about the fascination with what stars liked to cook being similar to spying on someone’s bookcase! I have a few of Vincent’s cookbooks, he was prolific in his food writing. I’m going to send you an email that lists the recipes in each one. A Treasury of Great Recipes is a marvellous book – it is HUGE and there are quite a few veggie-friendly recipes in that. Cooking Price-Wise has quite a few too. Both of these are pricey if you want an original copy but both have been reprinted recently. Bear with me and a list of recipes will be wending its way to you soon – JX
Oh gosh, thank you so much! I’ve been eyeing the Kindle version of “Cooking Price-Wise” since it would be so convenient to have those recipes all on my phone; I believe that’s the only one of his cookbooks available on Kindle/Ebook form, but the Treasury is incredibly tempting to get a physical copy of.
Take all the time you need, and thanks again so much!
Oh yes, the Kindle version is a great idea! Should get the list to you this week sometime – JX