Legends in the Kitchen is chock full of delicious, unique recipes that make it possible for chefs and novice cooks alike to impress friends and family with the same dishes celebrities prepare for their guests.
Imagine the conversation around the table when diners discover they are noshing on the Beef Stew with Walnuts that Betty Ford makes for former President Gerald Ford, Victoria Principal's Jade Empress Chicken, Dick Clark's Cajun Corn Chowder or other specialties from Debbie Reynolds, Stefanie Powers, Beau Bridges, Betty White, Ruth Buzzie, Andy Williams, Larry Hagman and many others.
In addition to being an ideal gift and a must-have for serious cookbook collectors, a portion of the book's sales supports the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Chefs and novice cooks alike can impress friends and family with the very same dishes famous entertainers and dignitaries prepare and serve thanks to Legends in the Kitchen: Celebrity Recipes for a Cause, compiled by Mrs. Howard Keel & Linda F. Radke and published by Five Star Publications, Inc.
Dozens of celebrities have contributed their favorite recipes to this fabulous collector’s cookbook – all for a good cause, as a percentage of proceeds from the sale of Legends in the Kitchen benefits the nonprofit Motion Picture & Television Fund, which has served the entertainment industry with a vast array of health, retirement, social and charitable services since 1921.
I admit that I have a special place in my heart for the stars who graced my television as a young child, the likes of Debbie Reynolds, Dick Clark, James Garner, Stefanie Powers and more. When I reflect on those days, I never really thought about them 'whipping up' something in the kitchen. They seemed far removed from my every day world.
This cookbook is a collection of their favorites, what dish their mothers or grandmothers prepared that they hold near and dear to their heart. The first thing that struck me is that the recipes are mostly of simpler foods. I think I was expecting foie gras and truffles, I'm chuckling as I think about this. The paparazzi machine always showed us their high life complete with ultra expensive restaurants. I wasn't expecting quiche, corn puddin' or cucumber salads. It provides a lens into the relaxed side of these well-known personalities. I love it!
Legends in the Kitchen: Celebrity Recipes for a Cause, compiled by Mrs. Howard Keel & Linda F. Radke, is a fun, down to earth cookbook with recipes from some of my favorite stars down through the years. This cookbook really took me back in the day, featuring stars I remember from my childhood; we watched a lot of older movies and shows with stars like Debbie Reynolds, Stefanie Powers, Betty White, James Garner, Dick Clark, Burt Reynolds, Andy Williams, etc...If you’re looking for a cookbook that’s slightly different and lighthearted….one that is relaxing to look through….I definitely recommend Legends in the Kitchen.
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Published April 15, 2011
by Five Star Publications, Inc. (AZ).
Cooking, Education & Reference.