The Vincent Price Co*Star Cookbook

Call out for test cooks! Absolutely everyone welcome, whatever your cooking prowess – there is even a GREEN SALAD recipe up for grabs folks! Choose a recipe and spread the word….

I’m excited to announce that I am working with Peter Fuller of the Vincent Price Legacy UK on a new book featuring 100 movie star recipes. Peter will be writing about 50 of Vincent’s films and I have chosen two dishes to accompany each movie. There will be a Vincent Price recipe for each, with a Co*Star accompaniment.

Simply select a recipe from the list and leave me a message in the comments below or by dropping me a line via the Contacts Page and I’ll send out the recipe to you. We totally understand that during the Covid-19 epidemic certain ingredients might be difficult to obtain but we can discuss suitable substitutions. Take the plunge and pick something, it will be fun, I guarantee it!

All test cooks will be thanked in our acknowledgements, and we may use some of your feedback about the recipe to add some FLAVOUR to the book!

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Co*Star Recipes

Constance Bennett’s Spanish Chicken chosen by Michele Garza

Bette Davis’ Spinach Stuffed Fillets of Sole chosen by Sarah Butler

Ian Hunter’s Yorkshire Pudding chosen by Marsha Nicholson

Margaret Lindsay’s Asparagus Pie, Souffle chosen by Gill of Realweegiemidgetreviews

Nan Grey’s Shoestring Sweet Potatoes chosen by Sophia Rawlinson

Jennifer Jones’ Sour Cream Molasses Cake chosen by Mark Keynes

Harry Morgan’s Stroganoff chosen by Britt

Dana Andrews’ Rabbit French-Canadian Style chosen by Vera Roth

Cornel Wilde’s Fish Stew a la Claire Green chosen by Vera Roth

Tallulah Bankhead’s Southern Fried Chicken chosen by Teresa Freeman

Gene Tierney’s Cheesecake

Henry Fonda’s Swedish Meatballs chosen by Karen Baldwin

Victor Mature’s Eggs Mature chosen by Sue Foll

Lana Turner’s Scampi chosen by Carole Ann Rice

Ava Gardner’s Coleslaw chosen by Nancy Cintron

Ellen Drew’s Crab Lorenzo chosen by Alison Carriage

Ronald Colman’s English Pot Pie chosen by Kelli Cline

Robert Mitchum’s Chili Wonder chosen by Ian

Jane Russell’s Curried Veal Crescent chosen by Claire Wardell

Frank Lovejoy’s Navy Bean Soup chosen by Patricia Villacrusis

William Bendix’s Ham and Pork Loaf

Eva Gabor’s Eggs Eva chosen by Lauren Hansgen

Charlton Heston’s Roast Leg of Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce chosen by Mr Rathbone

Joan Fontaine’s Oven Poached Peach Marzipan chosen by Karen

Groucho Marx’s German Pot Roast chosen by Rob Townsend

Elisha Cook Jr’s Beef Stroganoff “Black Bird” chosen by Britt

Brett Halsey’s Corn Pie chosen by Shelley Finke

Agnes Moorehead’s Macaroon Delight chosen by Shelley Finke

Red Buttons’ Fettucine Buttons chosen by Olivier

Herbert Marshall’s Steak & Kidney Pie chosen by Grace Smedley

Judith Evelyn’s Iced Tea Sou’Western Style

David Frankham’s Late Summer Pudding chosen by Isolde Lekens

Basil Rathbone’s India Curry chosen by Claire Wardell

Lon Chaney Jr’s Lamb Chops, Broiled Pineapple and Mogen David chosen by Selene Paxton-Brooks

Boris Karloff’s Potted Shrimp chosen by Richard Hand

Jane Asher’s Red Pepper Soup chosen by Paula Otter

Elizabeth Shepherd’s Rabbit Stew chosen by Katie Schneller

Frankie Avalon’s Chicken Thighs with Peas, Sweet Vermouth, and Sherry chosen by Yinzerella of Dinner Is Served 1972

Ian Ogilvy’s Turnip and Onion Soup chosen by Harry Dobermann

Ann Francis’ Gazpacho Soup chosen by William Wulff

Elvis Presley’s Heat-Beater Punch chosen by Lauren Hansgar

Peter Cushing’s Beetroot and Onion Supper Special chosen by Sara and Russell

Terry-Thomas’ Sole San Carlos chosen by Sara and Russell

Diana Rigg’s Beef Goulash chosen by Anna and Justin Gayner

Shelley Winters’ Caesar Salad

John Carradine’s Washington Apple Pie chosen by Myriam Plante

Lillian Gish’s Gnocchi Verdi With Pesto Sauce chosen by Kevin of Keep Calm and Fanny On

Johnny Depp’s Deluxe Tuna Fish Sandwich chosen by Annette of Hi I’m Annette

Charles Bronson’s Chicken Curry chosen by Peter Fuller

Vincent Price Recipes

Vincent Price’s Flan chosen by Bethany

Vincent Price’s Cottage Fried Potatoes chosen by Richard Hand

Vincent Price’s Roast Beef chosen by Jeanette Walton

Vincent Price’s Carrot Soup chosen by Yinzerella of Dinner Is Served 1972

Vincent Price’s Coq au Vin chosen by Kelli Cline

Vincent Price’s Pimento Rice chosen by Kellfire Bray

Vincent Price’s Chicken Livers en Brochettes

Vincent Price’s Mixed Green Salad chosen by Ian

Vincent Price’s Cornmeal Muffins chosen by Jeanette Walton

Vincent Price’s Chicken Sweet and Hot chosen by Michele Garza

Vincent Price’s Friday Night Chicken chosen by Mr Rathbone

Vincent Price’s Spinach and Bacon Salad chosen by Hamish

Vincent Price’s Scandinavian Fruit Soup chosen by Karen

Vincent Price’s Blueberry Muffins chosen by Selene Paxton-Brooks

Vincent Price’s Tagliatele Verdi Gratin al Prsosciutto chosen by David Read

Vincent Price’s Iced Lemon Souffle chosen by Bethany

Vincent Pricce’s Guacamole chosen by Sarah Butler

Vincent Price’s Pepitas chosen by Peter Fuller

Vincent Price’s Herb Bread chosen by Sophia Rawlinson

Vincent Price’s Petits Pois À La Française chosen by Richard Hand

Vincent Price’s French Toast Santa Fe chosen by Michele Garza

Vincent Price’s Steamed Apple Pudding chosen by Vera Roth

Vincent Price’s Broiled Trout with Cucumber Salad chosen by Jason Brow

Vincent Price’s Pommes De Terre Savoyarde chosen by Richard Hand

Vincent Price’s Haricots Verts À La Lyonnaise chosen by Lauren Hansgen

Vincent Price’s Hotchpotch of Curly Kale chosen by Jason Brow

Vincent Price’s Noisettes Des Tournelles (Fillets of Lamb with Onion Sauce) chosen by Richard Hand

Vincent Price’s Carciofi Vignarola (Garnished Artichoke Hearts) chosen by Lyndsay Phillips

Vincent Price’s Trifle chosen by Chris Faulkes

Vincent Price’s Chili chosen by Mark Brisenden

Vincent Price’s Chicken in Vermouth chosen by Cathy of Kitchen Confidence

Vincent Price’s Baked Saffron Rice chosen by Lauren Hansgen

Vincent Price’s Crostata Di Mele (Apple Tart) chosen by Jaime Dempsey

Vincent Price’s House Bread chosen by Taryn of Retro Food for Modern Times

Vincent Price’s Champagne Lemon Ice chosen by Richard Hand

Vincent Price’s Cabbage In Sour Cream chosen by Marsha Nicholson

Vincent Price’s Spumoni chosen by John Ramberg

Vincent Price’s Baked Ham in a Common Crust

Vincent Price’s Besugo a la Vizcaína (Sea Bream Biscay Style) chosen by Peter Fuller

Vincent Price’s Chicken and Seafood Gumbo chosen by Richard Hand

Vincent Price’s Tipsy Italian Pudding chosen by David Read

Vincent Price’s Café Brûlot Diabolique cosen by Kelli Cline

Vincent Price’s Toad in the Hole chosen by Gaby

Vincent Price’s Steak Au Poivre chosen by Richard Hand

Vincent Price’s Mexican Creamed Corn chosen by Cathy of Kitchen Confidence

Vincent Price’s Pot de Creme Chocolat chosen by Isolde Lekens

Thanks in advance to all who sign up, this is going to be a blast! I raise a Vincent Price Pink Tonic to you wherever you are, cheers!

76 Comments

  1. Selene Paxton-Brooks

    Please can I do Lon Chaney’s pineapple thing and Vinnie’s blueberry muffins. Thanks xxx

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    • Jenny

      Hi Selene, thanks for joining in, I will send those recipes over to you! Jenny x

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  2. Harry Dobermann

    I would like to try Ian Ogilvy’s onion and turnip soup

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    • Jenny

      Harry! So pleased you are joining in. I love this recipe and will send it out to you shortly. Jx

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  3. Myriam Plante

    Hi! This sounds like a fun project, I would like to try John Carradine’s Washington Apple Pie.

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    • Jenny

      Hi Myriam, yes! It’s going to be super fun. I’ll send the Apple Pie recipe out to you soon xx

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      • Ian

        I would like to try Robert Mitchum’s chilli wonder and Vincent’s green salad,

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        • Jenny

          Hi Ian! Robert’s chilli is YOURS, I will send it over shortly with Vincent’s salad recipe too. Thanks for joining in.

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  4. Lauren Hansgen

    This sounds like great fun! I’d love to do VP’s Saffron Baked Rice and Eva Gabor’s Eggs Eva. Happy to make another selection is something is already taken. Thanks!!

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    • Jenny

      Hi Lauren, it’s going to be so much fun! I’ll get those recipes out to you soon. Best wishes – Jenny x

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      • Lyndsay Phillips

        Hi! I’d love to do Vincent Price’s Carciofi Vignarola (Garnished Artichoke Hearts) and/or Elvis Presley’s Heat-Beater Punch. This looks soooo fun!

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        • Jenny

          Hiya Lyndsay – thanks for joining in! I’ll send over both those recipes, assigning you the artichoke hearts for book feedback but would love to hear how the Elvis punch turns out too!

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          • Lyndsay Phillips

            Awesome, thanks! No rush, but have you sent them already? Just worried about it going to spam 🙂

        • Jenny

          Hiya Lindsay – apologies for the delay, should be getting your recipes out to you today, it’s taking me longer than I expected! Have a wonderful weekend x

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  5. Taryn

    Hi Jenny,
    I would love to do the Ann Francis gazpacho and Vincent’s house bread.

    V excited about this! xx

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    • Jenny

      Taryn!! Lovely to hear from you. Alas, the gazpacho has been nabbed so I’ll assign you Vincent’s House Bread for the book feedback. Feel free to choose another if you fancy doing two. Bread flour is really hard to get hold of here in the UK at the moment, can you get it OK in Melbourne? Kisses from London xx

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  6. Sue Foll

    Love to try Victor Mature’s eggs or Vincent’s steak au poivre

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    • Jenny

      Hi Sue! Thanks for joining the fun. I’ll send you both of those recipes so that you can choose. For now I’ll assign you Victor Mature for book feedback but feel free to make both if you fancy! Jenny x

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      • Jenny

        PS – will be sending recipes out early next week x

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  7. Claire Wardell

    I’d like to try Basil Rathbone’s India Curry, and VP’s chicken vermouth please!

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    • Jenny

      Hi Claire – thanks so much for volunteering! I’ll send you both of those recipes to try. For now, I’ll assign you Basil’s curry for book feedback but hearing how both turn out if you decide to go for two would be fabulous! Jenny x

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  8. Richard Hand

    I’d like to have a go at Vincent’s steak au poivre with a side of Vincent’s Petits Pois À La Française if that’s acceptable!

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  9. Richard Hand

    I’d like to have a go at Vincent Price’s steak au poivre with a side of Vincent’s Petits Pois À La Française if that’s acceptable!

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    • Jenny

      Now that sounds like a classy din-dins Richard! I will send those recipes to you shortly – Jenny x

      Reply
  10. Chris Faulkes

    I enjoy cooking for the family (and anything Vincent Price), but I don’t do puddings very often – could I try Vincent Price’s Trifle? I love trifle!

    Cheers,

    Chris

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  11. Jenny

    Hi Chris – I love trifle too! Vincent’s very own recipe for trifle is YOURS and I will send it to you very soon. Thanks for volunteering xx

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  12. Hamish

    Hi Jenny
    I would love to have a crack at Vincent’s bacon salad recipe , sounds ideally suited to the south of France

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  13. Jenny

    Ahhhh, lovely Hamish! I will send this recipe over to you soon, au revoir for now!

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  14. Richard

    Can we try to make Vincent Price’s Chicken and Seafood Gumbo, Vincent Price’s Cottage Fried Potatoes and Boris Karloff’s Potted Shrimp?

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  15. Jenny

    Absolutely Richard, those recipes are YOURS and I’ll send them over soon xx

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  16. John Ramberg

    Jenny, Kelli Cline and I are grateful for this welcome distraction in these here FREAKY TIMES!
    Please sign me up for Vincent Price’s Spumoni.
    Thanks again for letting us pitch in!
    John Ramberg

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  17. Jenny

    Yay John! So pleased that you are joining in over there in Seattle! Vincent’s Spumoni is yours and I’ll send it over soon!

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  18. Jeannette Walton

    Hi this sounds interesting and fun! Can I try Vincent Price’s Roast Beef and also his cornmeal muffins? Thank you and be well!

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  19. Jenny

    Great stuff Jeannette! Those two recipes are YOURS and I will send them over to you shortly. Thanks a million for joining in – Jenny x

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  20. David Read

    Vincent Price’s Tagliatele Verdi Gratinate al Prosciutto & Vincent Price’s Tipsy Italian Pudding please! Thanks so much

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    • Jenny

      Great choices David! Those two recipes are YOURS and I will send them over shortly – Jenny

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      • Jaime Dempsey

        Hi, is the Vincent Price’s Crostata Di Mele (Apple Tart) still available? If so, I would love to try to make it.

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        • Jenny

          Jaime – the apple tart recipe is YOURS and I will send it over to you very soon! It’s a delight! Jx

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  21. Jason Brow

    Hello! Could we try Vincent Price’s Broiled Trout with Cucumber Salad and the Hotchpotch of Curly Kale, please?

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    • Jenny

      Hi Jason, these are two of my favourite Vincent Price recipes! I can’t wait to see how they turn out for you and will send the recipes over to you soon – Jenny x

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  22. Rob Townsend

    I’d love to make Groucho’s pot roast! He’s basically the closest thing to a god in my life and it would be an honor to make a recipe of his. Thanks!

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    • Jenny

      Rob, Groucho’s Pot Roast is YOURS! I will send that recipe to you very soon and will love to hear all about how it turns out – Jx

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  23. Carole Ann Rice

    Hi Jenny
    I would love to do Lana Turner’s scampi please
    xx

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    • Jenny

      The recipe is YOURS my lovely! I will send it to you very soon. Kisses from North London – Jx

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  24. Kellfire Bray

    Hi Jenny,
    I’d like to make Vincent Price’s Pimento Rice. Reading this list has made me soooo hungry! Haha.
    Thanks!
    Kellfire

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    • Jenny

      Hiya Kellfire – I know EXACTLY what you mean, I have to brush my eyes over the list of Vincent’s recipes as I want to eat ALL OF IT. Haha, the Pimento Rice recipe is yours and I’ll send it over shortly – Jenny x

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  25. Britt

    I would love to make Elisha Cook Jr’s Beef Stroganoff! Or both of the Stroganoff recipes if they’re still up for grabs.

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    • Jenny

      Hi Britt – ooh, yes, it would be wonderful if you could make both, then you can let me know which you preferred – fabulous! Those two are assigned to you and I’ll send the recipes over shortly – Jenny

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  26. Karen

    I would like to request Vincent Price’s Scandinavian Fruit Soup 🙂

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    • Jenny

      Yay Karen! So pleased you are joining in. I was hoping someone would choose the fruit soup! Will send the recipe to you soon.

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  27. Bethany

    If they aren’t already spoken for, I would like to do Vincent Price’s Flan and his Iced Lemon Soufflé

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    • Jenny

      Hi there Bethany! Vincent’s Flan and the Iced Lemon Souffle are YOURS! I will send them over to you soon xx

      Reply
  28. Karen

    You know, since others have requested two recipes, I’ll request an additional one too 🙂 I’ll take Joan Fontaine’s Oven Poached Peach Marzipan if it’s still available 🙂 Is there a deadline for the results to be in by? After all, in season peaches are always best 🙂

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    • Jenny

      That’s great Karen, thank you! I’ve been meaning to try this one for ages, sounds delicious! Will send soon xx

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    • Jenny

      Oh Karen, forgot to say that there’s no mad deadline for these. Sometime in June would be great but no mad rush – when is peaches season where you are? Not for a while here in the UK xx

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  29. Grace Smedley

    Hi Jenny, if they are still available I’d live to give the below two a go 🙂

    Jennifer Jones’ Sour Cream Molasses Cake chosen by Mark Keynes
    Herbert Marshall’s Steak & Kidney Pie

    Thank you. Grace x

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    • Jenny

      Yay Grace! Oooh, Herbert Marshall’s Steak & Kidney Pie is GREAT, you and Luke will love that. I haven’t tried the Jennifer Jones cake but I know you have massive cake skilz so I am sure you’ll make a beautiful cake! Recipes will be on their way to you in the next few days. Thanks for volunteering! Kisses to you both in Walthamstow xx

      Reply
  30. Caz

    No Peter Lorre? 🙁

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    • Jenny

      Good point Caz! I do have a good recipe for Peter, I will see if I can squeeze him in! Would you like first dibs on it if we can add it into the mix?

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  31. Sara Sewandsew

    Can Russell and I don our chef hats and try making Peter Cushing’s beetroot and onion supper special? We’re also tempted by the Terry Thomas Sole San Carlos because we can do TT impressions while in the kitchen – hours of fun.

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    • Jenny

      Oh I LOVE the idea of you and Russell being SEIZED with the spirit of Terry-Thomas in your kitchen, marvellous!! Those recipes are YOURS! Hope you are both doing swell at this strange times. I still think about our wonderful morning having Vincent Price breakfast at Harrods quite often! Mostly with horror at the moment when they brought up the bill! Jx

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  32. Shelley Finke

    Hi Jenny— I’m very interested in trying both the Corn Pie and Macaroon Delight.

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    • Jenny

      Wonderful Shelley! I will assign those two to you for testing and will send them out to you soon – Jenny

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  33. Karen Baldwin

    I’d be up for trying the cream cheese hearts.

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    • Jenny

      Wonderful, thanks Karen. These are delicious! I’ll send the recipe out to you very soon xx

      Reply
  34. Katie Schneller

    I’d like to test Elizabeth Shepherd’s Rabbit Stew! Thanks!

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    • Jenny

      Fabulous Katie, I’ve been itching to try this one myself, looking forward to hearing how it turns out, I’ll send the recipe over very soon.

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  35. Isolde Lekens

    HI Jenny, I’d love to test Vincent Price’s Pots au Creme Chocolat and David Frankham’s Late Summer Pudding, if that works for you.

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    • Jenny

      Oh wonderful, yes please Isolde. I will send those recipes over to you very soon – Jenny

      Reply
  36. Gill Jacob

    Completely forgot about this, sorry – when do you need the feedback for. Also can I change my choice to Shelley Winter’s salad as some of Henry Fonda’s ingredients are difficult to find. Hope all is good with you.

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  37. Jenny

    Of course my dear! I will switch those over for you and send the Shelley Winter’s salad recipe over to you soon. No mad rush for feedback, hoping to get the first draft done by the end of this year so whenever you have time is fine!

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  38. gill jacob

    Thanks, looking forward to doing this…

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  39. Alison Carriage

    Hi Jenny, Count me in! 😀 Out of the choices left, I’d like to cook Ellen Drew’s Crab Lorenzo, and Vincent’s Besugo a la Vizcaina (sea bream Biscay style.) Looking forward to matching these dishes with a Vincent movie! Cheers, Alison

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    • Jenny

      Wonderful! Thanks so much Alison! I will put you down as the official test cook for the Ellen Drew Crab Lorenzo and will send you the sea bream recipe too. Love the idea of you watching a Vincent movie as you devour these! Recipes coming to you soon – Jenny x

      Reply
  40. Paula Otter

    Is it too late to get in on this? If not I’d like to try Jane Asher’s Red Pepper Soup please

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    • Jenny

      Yay Paula! Of course, I will send that over to you shortly x

      Reply

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