Tag Archives: Cookbooks

Joan Crawford Cookbook Giveaway!!!

Hello, kittens! I hope you’ve been enjoying the Joan Crawford dishes I’ve been rolling out in honor of the new series FEUD: Bette & Joan. But I know someone who is the definitive expert on what Joan liked to do … Continue reading

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Broccoli Cheese Soup (1985)

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you might remember that I love produce grab bags. As in you get a box or bag and it’s just random stuff. In the past I’ve done Arganica, Relay Food … Continue reading

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Esquire Cook-Book Romaine Salad (1955)

I received a copy of the Esquire Cook-Book as a Christmas gift last year (thanks, mum!) Now, mine didn’t have it, but here is the original book jacket: So, yes, being Esquire, it is directed to men. To teach them … Continue reading

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The Emerald Cocktail

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t have a lick of Irish in me, nor do I typically go out on St. Patrick’s Day, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t celebrate in my own, small ways. Last year I went … Continue reading

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Liza Minnelli’s Potato Shells (1970)

Happy Birthday, Liza! On March 12, Liza With a Z! will turn 70. Seventy!!! To celebrate one of DiS!’s most favorite-ist people ever, I whipped up LIZA MINELLI’S POTATOE SHELLS. Yes, potatoe shells. I first found the recipe online from the … Continue reading

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David Bowie’s Shrimp Tempura (1978)

Hi. As everyone in the western world knows, Mr. David Bowie left Planet Earth late Sunday night. This made me incredibly sad. Surprisingly so. I cried in the car on the way to work today when his duet of “Little … Continue reading

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Mrs. Ezio Pinza’s Spaghetti with Chicken

When I was asked to make a pasta dish in support of San Giorgio’s #PastaForGood campaign, I had to go retro. I mean, it’s my schtick. So I took to the interwebs and, on the Curly Wurly blog, found images … Continue reading

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Party Like a Mad Man!

Hey kittens! I have some very exciting news–I am participating in a virtual party on April 5th in honor of the last 7 episodes of Mad Men. So you can get in the spirit as well, I am giving away … Continue reading

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The Total Woman

Lots of fun has been going on over on the Dinner is Served 1972 Facebook fan page. Yesterday I featured the covers to Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl and subsequent cookbook. Today, I went to the absolute other … Continue reading

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Cher’s Meatballs

It’s Cher’s birthday! And in honor of this special day, I am sharing the recipe for one of her own dishes. It’s from this cookbook: (I totally want a copy!) Although this recipe could have just as easily come from … Continue reading

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