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The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes from More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen

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If you've ever fantasized about feasting on Frank Sinatra's Barbecued Lamb, lunching on Lucille Ball's "Chinese-y Thing," diving ever-so-neatly into Joan Crawford's Poached Salmon, or wrapping your lips around Rock Hudson's "cannoli" - and really, who hasn't? - hold on to your oven mitts!
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ebook, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Health Communications
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Jennifer Rinehart
I'm not a huge fan of celebrity cookbooks. I'm sure there are several celebs who are well known home chefs, perhaps some have even worked in the food industry, but by and large, judging by their humdrum recipes, vague directions and general lack of knowledge, it seems to me that most celebs eat out more than they stay in.

But, with that said, there are lots of fun recipes here, Elizabeth Taylor's Chicken with Avocado and Mushrooms, Gene Roddenberry's Lima Beans and Ham, Mabel King's Banana Fritte
Virginia Campbell
If you are a foodie and film fan, then you will think you have died and gone to heaven when you read "The Dead Celebrity Cookbook"! Recipes and reflections are blended together with rollicking, rowdy, revelry, and a smashing time will be had by all! Author Frank DeCaro enlightens and entertains with facts and food finds from legendary stars of stage and screen, and the results are delicious. I love to sit down with a cup of coffee and read a cookbook. Since this book is filled with as many stori ...more
The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes from More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen by Frank DeCara is an interesting and entertaining cooking/pop culture. Written with wit,humor and bursting with usable recipes. It has some of Hollywood's famous stars,from Mike Douglas to Rue McClanahan and over a hundred in between. It includes profiles,ponderings,menus,and recipes.What a delightful book with a wonderul collection recipes from days gone by and the stars who enjoyed them.A must ...more
These books are about the most fun you can have standing up...:) I also own the Christmas version of this series and they are just the best. Each recipe has a funny and interesting anecdote to go with it and a large dollop of camp. The recipes range from fancy and complicated to simple snacks and desserts. The recipes themselves are very do-able and are totally going to inspire Dead Celebrity themed food parties for myself and probably many others that read these books. So fun and actually usefu ...more
Tracey Smith
Love the nostalgia of this book. Awesome celebrity recipes.... definitely will be busy cooking/baking. There is even a quiche recipe that is none others than Alfred Hitchcock. Probably my favorite cookbook
Frank DeCaro combines pop culture and potboiling recipes in this wacky guide to serving up tasty meals with an accompanying TV show theme song. It's a loving tribute to departed celebs and their obscure cooking advice, culled the editor's obsessive collection via out of print books and magazines.

Enjoy Bill Bixby's zucchini bread; Elizabeth Montgomery's potted shrimp; Truman Capote's fettucine; Klaus Nomi's lime tart (Wait. What?)

Yep, these are actual recipes culled from celebrities.

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Funny. Hope to try a few of the recipes. One of the better "celebrity" cookbooks.
An entertaining read. I enjoyed reading about the celebrities' work and backstage tidbits as much as I enjoyed looking at the recipes. Not only did Mr. DeCaro make me want to try some of the recipes, I also want to add a bunch of DVDs to my Netflix cue.
It was interesting to read celebrity recipes, but I don't think I would make anything in the cookbook. Also, I would have liked pictures of at least some of the items.
Considerably more campy than I was expecting. I'd give the recipes 2 1/2 stars for appeal, and 3 stars for the commentary.
I enjoyed the anecdotes as well as the recipes from many familiar names.
Campy, funny...we'll see about the recipes!
Abraham Ray
nice cookbook from dead celeberties
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