COOKING WITH JOAN CRAWFORD
Recipes from the kitchen of Hollywood's greatest star
by Compiled by Jenny Hammerton
Joan Crawford was a legendary hostess. Her dinner parties were famed throughout Hollywood, and invitations to her various lavish homes were much sought after. One of her 1930s menus included elaborate treats such as almond soup, roast squab and Crêpes Suzette. Later in life she became known for her more prosaic dishes such as meat loaf and coleslaw.
Jenny Hammerton is the proprietress of Silver Screen Suppers, a website dedicated to the things that classic Hollywood stars liked to eat and drink. Joan Crawford is her favourite actress and she has gathered together over 30 of the Queen of the Screen's signature dishes in this compact and bijou book.
Why not grab a classic Crawford movie on DVD, invite over your most cherished friends, pop on a hostess gown and enjoy some of Joan's favourite things to eat.
Jenny Hammerton is a film archivist with a nosey-parker interest in what the stars of Hollywood Golden era liked to eat and drink. She’s been scribbling away about film star recipes for around eight years at Silver Screen Suppers and her bulging collection of film star favourites now numbers over 5500. When not cooking and writing, Jenny works with the British Movietone newsreel collection for the AP Archive in London, and DJs on a wind-up gramophone with The Shellac Sisters.