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! In The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes by 150 Stars of Stage and Screen, Frank DeCaro―the flamboyantly funny Sirius XM radio personality best known for his six-and-a-half-year stint as the movie critic on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart―collects hundreds of recipes passed on from legendary stars of stage and screen, proving that before there were celebrity chefs, there were celebrities who fancied themselves chefs. Their all-but-forgotten recipes―rescued from out-of-print cookbooks, musty biographies, vintage magazines, and dusty pamphlets―suggest a style of home entertaining ripe for reexamination if not revival, while reminding intrepid gourmands that, for better or worse, Hollywood doesn't make celebrities (or cooks) like it used to.StarringElizabeth Taylor's Chicken with Avocado and MushroomsFarrah Fawcett's Sausage and PeppersLiberace's Sticky BunsBette Davis's Red Flannel HashBea Arthur's Good Morning Mushroom Tomato ToastDudley Moore's Crème BrûléeGypsy Rose Lee's Portuguese Fish ChowderJohn Ritter's Famous FudgeAndy Warhol's Ghoulish GoulashVincent Price's Pepper SteakJohnny Cash's Old Iron Pot Family-Style ChiliVivian Vance's Chicken KievSebastian Cabot's Avocado Surprise Lawrence Welk's Vegetable CroquettesAnn Miller's Cheese SouffléJerry Orbach's TrifleTotie Fields's Fruit MellowIrene Ryan's Tipsy BasingstokeKlaus Nomi's Key Lime TartRichard Deacon's Bitter and BoozeSonny Bono's Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato SauceAnd many others from breakfast to dessert.
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