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    Frank DeCaro(Author)

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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!
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.

Elizabeth Taylor's Chicken with Avocado and Mushrooms
Farrah Fawcett's Sausage and Peppers
Liberace's Sticky Buns
Bette Davis's Red Flannel Hash
Bea Arthur's Good Morning Mushroom Tomato Toast
Dudley Moore's Crème Brûlée
Gypsy Rose Lee's Portuguese Fish Chowder
John Ritter's Famous Fudge
Andy Warhol's Ghoulish Goulash
Vincent Price's Pepper Steak
Johnny Cash's Old Iron Pot Family-Style Chili
Vivian Vance's Chicken Kiev
Sebastian Cabot's Avocado Surprise
Lawrence Welk's Vegetable Croquettes
Ann Miller's Cheese Soufflé
Jerry Orbach's Trifle
Totie Fields's Fruit Mellow
Irene Ryan's Tipsy Basingstoke
Klaus Nomi's Key Lime Tart
Richard Deacon's Bitter and Booze
Sonny Bono's Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

And many others from breakfast to dessert.

"While Halloween might come only once a year, there's never a bad time for The Dead Celebrity Cookbook."– ("We hear Rock Hudson's Cannoli is delicious!"– Entertainment Weekly (Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly)"In The Dead Celebrity Cookbook, author Frank DeCaro has collected and presented an array of recipes by beloved (and dead) stars…."– ("Celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Andy Warhol may be gone, but their favorite dishes will never be forgotten. Try one tonight!"– ("A veritable who's who of Hollywood's Golden Age."– Sara Bonisteel, (Sara Bonisteel"The book marries DeCaro's twin obsessions with movie/celebrity/pop culture and food. The recipes reflect a happier time when carbs, mayo and butter were still considered friendlies…"– Elena Ferretti, (Elena Ferretti"The recipes are killer. Slip on your oven mitts and get cooking!"– ("A great collection of recipes…the book shares some very interesting stories and tidbits about each of the celebrities that you might not know unless you were a true fan."– ("You don't cook, you say? No matter. Ignore the recipes and read the wonderful bios of celebs."– Blase DiStefano, OutSmart, Houston TX. (Blase DiStefano OutSmart)"An awesome new foodie book on the block…"– ( "I love these dead celebrities! They're the stars I grew up watching and they deserve to be remembered even if they were more talented on screen than they were in the kitchen. Frank clearly worships them as much as I do, and after reading The Dead Celebrity Cookbook you will, too." -- Rosie O'Donnell (Rosie O'Donnell)"I adore this book so much I find myself on the horns of a dilemma--make the recipes or kill myself so I can be in the sequel." -- Brini Maxwell, author of Brini Maxwell's Guide to Gracious Living and creator of (Brini Maxwell)"Celebrities die--eventually--but their recipes live on thanks to Frank DeCaro's thorough and thoroughly delicious book. DeCaro's dry wit is tasty, and judging from these yummy concoctions, most of these celebs died really happy!"--Michael Musto, Village Voice (Michael Musto)"Finally, Frank DeCaro has put his sick obsession with dead celebs to some good use! Hilarious and bursting with usable recipes. Even if you do not know how to turn on the toaster oven, you will adore this gossip-filled cackle-fest." -- Simon Doonan, author of GAY MEN DON'T GET FAT. (Simon Doonan)"Hankering for star-powered recipes? With this laugh-out-loud encyclopedia of Hollywood culinaria, Frank DeCaro brings out the real 'celebrity chefs' in spades. Or with a spade." -- Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, best-selling authors of more than twenty cookbooks including Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them and 100 Other Myths About Food and Cooking. (Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough)"Frank DeCaro has the most delectable treats I've ever tasted -- and the recipes aren't bad either! My dying wish is to have one of my recipes in The Dead Celebrity Cookbook II. Anyone for the Queen of Mean's 'So-Good-You'll-Slap-Yo-Mama Chicken 'n Waffles'?" --Lisa Lampanelli, comedienne  (Lisa Lampanelli)"Frank DeCaro's two obsessions - food and the famous - have been hilariously united in The Dead Celebrity Cookbook. Reading Frank is like breaking your diet with your funniest best friend." – Bob Smith, author of Remembrance of Things I Forgot. (Bob Smith)

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  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Frank DeCaro(Author)
  • HCI (October 3, 2011)
  • English
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  • By Mark Cosenza on November 17, 2011

    While I enjoyed the kitchyness of all of these dead celebrity offerings, these weren't really recipes but a list of ingredients. I guess I'm the only one out there that thought maybe a little paragraph would be included as to how to use these ingredients - words and phrases such as chop, cut, cook at 400 degrees, roll, dip, whirl.. were missing. I didn't expect this to be a serious cookbook, but I did expect it to be complete. TV Guide used to have celebrity recipes - i'm sure many of them are dead by now... and they included all the directions.. I hope some day they come out with a better version...

  • By Jennifer L. Rinehart on January 5, 2012

    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 Fritters, Patrick Swayze's Chicken Pot Pie, Dom Deluise's Doodlewoppers and Madeline Kahn's Foot Cookies (no feet involved, only sugar, flour and regular cookie stuff)Bette Davis was my Grandma Florence's second favorite actress (Debbie Reynolds was her first). When I was twelve, I came down with a bad case of bronchitis right before Thanksgiving vacation and my grandma stayed with me while my mother and stepfather left town to visit family.Grandma wasn't a great cook, in fact, she was famous for her dreadful cooking (peanut butter and mint jelly sandwiches, buttered pizza, crunchy apple marshmallow strudel) so we ate jello, crackers and store bought pumpkin pie while watching old movies. I remember staying up late (my cough medicine made sleeping difficult) and watching A Pocketful of Miracles with Grandma, we both cried at the end (it is such a sweet movie, you really should check it out if you haven't seen it before).Anyways, Bette Davis' Red Flannel Hash recipe caught my eye right off. First, there's the name, Red Flannel Hash. Does it contain flannel? Do you cook it in flannel? Neither it turns out, I made this hash of potatoes, beef and beets and posted a pic on my blog (with a few modern updates and it was delectable and pretty). I know my Grandma Flo would have loved it too.

  • By Larry Mark - Editor of MyJewishBooksDotCom on October 13, 2011

    The first thing one notices is that each dead celebrity gets a short and sometimes cheeky bio, their birth and death years, and a page for their recipe(s). The second thing you may notice is that the author has organized the celebrities in a very funny and ingenious way: you have your talk show hosts (talk chews), your Star Trek characters, your character actors, the comedians, the sitcom stars, the rat packers, and more... much more. You really need this book if you plan to host an Oscars, Emmys or Mad Men viewing party. There is Jack Parr's clupp soup (I had never heard of clupp soup before), a caesar salad from Mike Douglas, Johnny Carson's whitefish w/ angel hair pasta, and Merv's stuffed "get a life" squash. Virginia Graham weighs in with coffee toffee pie. Batman guest stars get their own section with recipes from Eartha Kitt, Burgess Meredith, and Cesar Romero, just to name a few. Tammy Wynette, Peggy Lee, and Bobby Darin have nice meals; Lawrence Welk has a Lake Tahoe meatloaf, and Liberace has sticky buns.Anne Bancroft's Che Cha Pasta is close to Bette Davis' Red Flannel Hash, Hepburn's brownies, and Joan Crawford's poached salmon. Edith Head has Chicken Casa Ladera, well dressed. Lucille Ball has six recipes, and James Coco has one: Stuffed Eggplant. Don Ho and Jack Lord give a tropical air to their foods, while Gene Roddenberry, deForest kelley and James Doohan reach for the stars. Are you surprised that Fred MacMurray of the MacMurray MTS method knows how to make a Flemish Pot Roast (did you expect Mac and Cheese?)? Sinatra, Martin, and Sammy have recipes, and Mister Eddie's father, Bill Bixby, has one, too. Truman Capote has fettuccine (did you expect breakfast near Tiffany's?) and Wayland Flower's has muffins that are not wooden. Andy Warhol has a recipe for stuffed cabbage, and it doesnt use Campbell's Tomato Soup. What is Charlton Heston doing with a Tuna Puff recipe? He is sandwiched in near Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter (no ape or chimp recipes). Bob Denver (not pot brownies) and Jim Backus are in there, as are Isabel Sanford and Mabel King. Paul Lynde has a Beef STew that could make it onto the Ed Sullivan show, and Buddy Hackett has chili. Rodney Dangerfield has a respectful chicken salad, and Sophie Tucker talks meatloaf. Fanny Brice makes a cake and Tote Field's does Mish Mosh. Jerry Orbach's pan friend steak is "fantasticks" and Gilda Radner provides a dutch apple cake. As for Bea Arthur, well you'll look that one up yourself. The list goes on and on and even if you never cook, the book is a fun and enlightening read.

  • By Donna K on December 1, 2011

    What could be better than a good read with good recipes? And who knew that big stars like Joan Crawford and Bette Davis not only knew their way around a kitchen but also ate food that ordinary people love? Banana pudding is a holiday staple in our house - made the easy way, with pudding mix. Not this christmas! We're using Dusty Springfield's Banana Pudding recipe- made from scratch. And while I work in the kitchen I'll put her CD in and dance around the room. To quote the author, Frank DeCaro, we'll see if her banana pudding lives up to the same high standards that she set for her music!That comment is an example of why this cookbook is such an enjoyable read. Frank DeCaro has done his homework. It's obvious that he enjoyed writing the book, and he is a big fan of these celebrities AND the recipes.From Anne Bancroft's Che Che Pasta to yvonne De Carlo's Exotic Chicken Ecstasy, he has given readers a vignette of the celebrities along with a recipe which is entirely "do-able" for anyone. From the appetizer to the desert, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks - this is an enjoyable read which will result in good eats!

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