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Old 08-25-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Dead celebrities' recipes, your thoughts.

i saw a recipe for elvis's favorite fried chicken, one for miles davis's beef chili and another for dean martin's burgers. would you be inclined to try a recipe based solely on the stated preference of a celebrity, a deceased celebrity--even if you were once a fan?

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Old 08-25-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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Strange Thread V lol! Are you bored by any chance?
I wouldn't try something solely for that reason but if the recipe is good and it happens to be a favourite of a celebrity that is deceased, then yes I would.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:37 PM   #4
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i was looking at elvis's chicken recipe. i remember well that elvis loved fried chicken, (and fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches too) but his recipe calls for about twenty herbs and spices. to me, that's a bit excessive, even if he was a "king".... :)
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:41 PM   #5
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Strange Thread V lol! Are you bored by any chance?
I wouldn't try something solely for that reason but if the recipe is good and it happens to be a favourite of a celebrity that is deceased, then yes I would.
yep, you called that one right, snip. are you suggesting that i'm frivolous? you?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:46 PM   #6
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yep, you called that one right, snip. are you suggesting that i'm frivolous? you?
Just a little
Aren't all woman? :p Clearly I'm bored too!
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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Years and years ago, I used to get a magazine, Woman's World I think, that would have recipes from celebrities. I used to laugh at them thinking I knew durn well that those glamorous people had probably never set foot in a kitchen, let alone ever came up with a recipe for anything.
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I agree, Kayelle. and these days with all the celebrity cookbooks coming out.... just so you don't think the celebs actually write them, I know several foodwriters who've been paid quite well to ghost write them.
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At least part of the time, celebs are/were asked for recipes for cookbooks, published by charities for money-raising purposes. I used to have a couple, with things like Milton Berle's Scrambled Eggs, Danny Kaye's Lutefisk or some such. Who knows where the recipes came from -- I imagined that the lucky celebrity's cook wrote them down. The star contributed/donated a copy of the recipe with an autographed photo. Fun for all. Wish I hadn't sold those books.
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I'm not talking about compendia. The books I'm referring to are those out now by Eva Longoria and Gwyneth Paltrow, etc.
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