When I volunteered for the Vincent Price Blogathon I had grand plans of throwing an elaborate dinner party with many dishes gleaned from Vincent’s fabulous cookbooks. Remember the days when you could have chums over for food and fun?
I could have kicked off proceedings with a Vincent Price Cucumber Crocodile as I so often do…
Or created a sumptuous menu following one of Vincent’s International Cookery Course LPs
But of course, we are living through strange days and the chance to whoop it up with a big bunch of buddies seems a long way away at the moment. Instead, I made a video talking a little bit about Vincent’s brilliant cookbooks and demonstrating how to make one of Vincent’s concoctions, a Pink Tonic (see video at the bottom of this post).
In the video I share BIG NEWS with the world! Peter Fuller of The Vincent Price Legacy UK and I are very excited to announce that we are working on this…
Oh great joy!
Now may seem a strange time to be putting a call out for test cooks, and I am aware that certain ingredients may be difficult to obtain, but hey, we must all be resourceful at this time! Choose yourself a recipe, see how many of the ingredients you can beg, borrow or steal and join us for fun times in your own home cooking for one, two or a few family members. Let’s do it!
Skip over to this dedicated test cooking page to see what recipes are up for grabs. EVERYONE is welcome, whatever your talents in the kitchen.
Simply leave a comment about which recipe you would like to test and I’ll send it over to you by email.
Until then, make yourself a Vincent Price Pink Tonic or two!
I’ll be having a few pink tonics as I read through the many Vincent Price related blog posts that are going to be popping up over the weekend. Thanks to Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews and Barry of Cinematic Catharsis for organising this tribute to the great Vincent Price.
Could I possibly be Lillian Gish? This is so very, very exciting!
Kevin, you ARE Lillian Gish! I feel like Matthew Kelly on Stars in Their Eyes (but you are probably far too young to remember that!) – I’ll send you the recipe soon!
And gosh, you have reminded me I was going to write about your BRILLIANT book on the blog. Coming soon too!
Thanks-to-you! Sadly I am MUCH older than you imagine – more Lilian Gish than Matthew Kelly I am afraid… Can’t wait to get cooking à la Price, and to see your blog post too. Mwah x
Hahah – this did make me laugh! Recipe should be winging its way to you tomorrow. Mwah to you too!
Fantastic news! Can I please request either Nan Grey’s Shoestring Sweet Potatoes or Vincent’s herb bread, please? Best of luck with the book!
Yay! Sophia! I’ll send both of those recipes out to you (do you have FLOUR, you lucky woman!) very soon. The book is going to be super fun!
Thanks for joining with one of his recipes.. and now off to check out that guest star list!
Being part of your blogathon was super-fun Gill, I am all ears about what recipe you will choose!
Hi can you send me Henry Fonda’s Swedish Meatballs recipe… like to try this out as hopefully we should have the ingredients over here!
Yay! Henry Fonda’s Swedish Meatballs it is! I’ll send it to you soon. Fingers crossed you can find the wherewithal in Finland xxxx
Oh and P.S. I just LOVED The Bionic Woman when I was a wee thing and had no idea Vincent was in one!
Very interesting and very enjoyable. Have fun with your project!
Aww, thanks Patricia, it is going to be super fun I am sure! Am looking forward to reading your piece for the blogathon. Love from London – Jenny x
Seeing as I am from the South here in the US, I would like to make Tallulah Bankhead’s fried chicken.
Hi Teresa, wonderful! I’ll send Tallulah’s recipe over to you soon, am keen to hear how it compares to the fried chicken you know and love!
I love that Vincent Price was such a well-rounded person. Actor, art connoisseur, gourmet cook, author, and loving father.
The book project sounds like a wonderful idea. Best of luck with it.
Oh thanks so much Michael! The book is already so much fun to work on, lots to do but it will be pure pleasure. Vincent was an absolute star! As you say, so many talents.
I had no idea about Vincent prices cookbooks!
thank you for sharing this fun and surprising aspect of this multi-talented actor.
Thanks a million, John. Yes, Vincent really was a renaissance man! A couple of his cookbooks have been reprinted in the last few years so if you like cooking (or know someone who does!) they are all wonderful!
What a great idea! This project sounds like a lot of fun. Although I’m not able to participate, I will join you in a pink tonic. Cheers! *clink!*Silver
Thanks Silver! Raising a pink tonic to you wherever you are in the world *clink* xx
Thanks for sharing and good luck with the project! 🙂
Thanks so much Eric, it’s going to be so much fun!
Oh, this sounds like a great idea! It makes me wish I could cook–I burn water! One of the things I always admired about Vincent was that he was a great cook as well as an incredible actor.
Haha! I know several people who can burn water Terence. Yes, I so admire Vincent’s prowess in the kitchen. His recipes always work, they are so well written and in the Treasury he tells great stories about the restaurants where the dishes are gleaned from. He always got friendly with the chefs and persuaded them to tell him their secrets!