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Old 05-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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I love Sophia's book and do have one of Price's recipes that I used to make, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.
My fav though is Dom DeLuise's,' Eat This, You'll Feel Better' - the first one is the best and even if you don't like the recipes, the book is a treasure of stories.
Mom had a Liberace cookbook. She loved the guy. But as she was such a non-adventerous cook, I don't think she would have tried anything from it.
After she passed, I cleaned out her things and didn't find it. She must have lent it out and never got it back. Tis a shame. I'd love to read that one now.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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Two Old To Change,

Thanks for your feedback ... Interesting.

Many of these old timer Hollywood presenters and performing artists, restaurateurs and hoteliers, have or had uncountable anecodotes ...

Yes, I agree about Sophia´s book ... she does a fine job.

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:30 AM   #13
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Two Old To Change,

Liberace ! wow ... take your time and see if it turns up ... or look on www.amazon.com and see if it goes on sale. I have bought some cookbooks on Amazon for as little as $ 4.69 USD.

I have come across some recipes from ELVIS and I am wondering if there is a cookbook too ... He loved his ELVIS SANDWICHES ...

I had met a native New Yorker lady Chef years ago in South Miami Beach, who travelled through Tennessee and Mississippi researching ELVIS recipes for her start up, which she sold and thus, is now closed.

I shall post it ! FUN sandwich especially for kids, and grown up kids !

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #14
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Two Old To Change,

Liberace ! wow ... take your time and see if it turns up ... or look on www.amazon.com and see if it goes on sale. I have bought some cookbooks on Amazon for as little as $ 4.69 USD.

I have come across some recipes from ELVIS and I am wondering if there is a cookbook too ... He loved his ELVIS SANDWICHES ...

I had met a native New Yorker lady Chef years ago in South Miami Beach, who travelled through Tennessee and Mississippi researching ELVIS recipes for her start up, which she sold and thus, is now closed.

I shall post it ! FUN sandwich especially for kids, and grown up kids !

Margi.
I have a copy of the Presley Family Cookbook, you can still find it online. It is interesting and has some good old southern recipes. IMHO it is not a great cookbook, just fun to have.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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@ Aunt Bea,

Wow ... cool, to have and enjoy, Elvis Presley Family Cookbook.

I would not think it to be a Julia Child Edition or James Beard however, FUN FUN FUN ...

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #16
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In general, not a fan. I did however make an exception with Gwyneth Paltrow as she was over here on a few programmes demonstrating recipes and she came across as very genuine.

Apart from that it just seems like a bit of an extra money spinner.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #17
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The only "celebrity" cookbook I have, is by my grandmother's favorite comedienne, Zasu Pitts - The Candy Hits by Zasu Pitts. You'd have to be really old to know who she was - a silent film star, but then got into "talkies" LOL.

But she was, evidently, quite a well known cook; this book was published in 1963, and the first celebrity cookbook I know of. There are probably older ones, though. She was famous for having a round kitchen.

Her recipes are simple, and really good.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #18
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@ Gravy Queen: Gwenyth Paltrow´s Cookbook

Good Evening G.Q.,

Yes, I have to say there are some lovely recipes in it ... I like her:
Oreganata Pasta, Peach Vodka Prosecco Cooler and her Grilled fresh Halibut with fresh Mango Salsa ... Lovely.

I have to substitute Halibut for Plaice or Cod or Gilt Bream or Sea Bass ... However, it is a truly lite, nice fish recipe and the ease and simplicity.

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Old 05-05-2012, 01:26 PM   #19
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@ Sherry,

Thank you for the feedback. Very interesting ... I am a classic film aficionada ( fan ) and thus, know who you are referring to ... COOL ...

Have nice wkend.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #20
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Well Known Chefs Have Been Penning & Authoring Too

Good Evening,

Celebrity Chefs ( Star Chefs ) also pen and author cookbooks ... and / or get Ghost Writers to write up and publish their recipes. I have quite a few in English, by USA Chefs, including:

Ad Hoc At Home - By: Tom Keller

Cooking By Hand - By: Paul Bertolli

The Zuni Café - By: Judy Rodgers ( San Francisco )

The Lutèce Cookbook - By: Andre Sohner

Think Like A Chef - By: Tom Collicchio

Which do you have and what are your views ?

Have nice wkend.
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