Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Heaping Helping of Celebrity Giveaway!

"As a child, my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it" - Buddy Hackett
This is a giveaway befitting of retro fans like ourselves, a hot-off-the-presses copy of "Legends In The Kitchen" * is yours for the taking.

Mrs. Howard Keel [yep, the lovely bride of handsome Howard Keel of "Kiss Me Kate" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" fame] & Linda F. Radke have done a delicious job of mixing glam and gourmet from back in the day, featuring stars of stage and screen - and their meat-and-potatoes meals. Larry Hagman, Betty White [she damn well better be asked to host SNL, btw], Debbie Reynolds and Betty Ford [from the White House, not the BFClinic menu] are just a small group of the stars stashed in this cookbook.

How do you enter to win? Simply step up to the proverbial Pyrex and dish about your favorite celeb from the 40s-70s and the best dish in your family recipe box.

You have until Saturday at midnight to share - I think that's fair. And Sunday I'll reveal the winner who can revel in the recipes and regale in the star-studded tales. I can't wait!

[thanks to Mrs. Keel's niece for donating this book to the feast - I'm proud to promo it!]


  1. I have so many, but I'd have to say that Ernie Kovacs captures my heart, especially on this subject. Direct quote from Ernie: "It doesn't take a mental genius to make a hamburger." Died too soon.

  2. What a great book. Looks so interesting.
    I was a big fan of the Partridge Family. I was also a fan of Jaclyn Smith.

    My family had two fall back dishes. One was more of an appetizer--Spinach balls. The other is a spinach quiche that was more of a breakfast dish. (I love spinach and when I was on coumadin had to slow down the consumption of it).

  3. When The Brady Bunch Movie came out, I had friends over and we made the perfect BBunch meal of Pork Chops and Applesauce. It was a great way to get ready for a very funny movie. I tried to hire an Alice to serve it to us, but that fell through.

  4. Howard Keel,

    Would he have been 30 years younger; or I 30 years older ... ahhh.

    Deep sultry voice, looked good in tights, and yet was a man's man.

    Debbie Reynolds,

    Oh that I could sing ... Dance, that talent I did possess.

    I remember Tammy "Singing in the Rain" as it wiped out Leslie Nielsen's tomato crop.