At the beginning of the year, I said I wanted to do something different with this blog. One of the things I mentioned was interviews, so I’m excited to be posting my first one with the lovely Jenny Hammerton, owner of the awesome blog Silver Screen Suppers. Make sure you check out her blog. Here we go!
First of all, thanks for agreeing to do this interview with me. I love your blog, Silver Screen Suppers. How much fun is it to run a blog where you post all these wonderful recipes? It must be awesome getting to test them all!
Thanks, so glad you enjoy my blog, it’s a lot of fun to write. I am totally obsessed with what the stars of the silver screen liked to eat and drink, and I LOVE trying out their favorite recipes. It’s always an adventure. Sometimes the recipes work, and I scoff the lot with great glee. Occasionally though, the recipes fail, and to be honest, that can be even more fun. What I really enjoy, is making these dishes for friends, seeing what they think of them, and writing about the experience of sharing them on my blog. My worst ever film star recipe was Ginger Rogers’ Date Butterscotch Pudding. It was early days for my blog (2007) and it really makes me laugh to read the post about what my flat-mates thought of this dish. It brings back such vivid memories of the house I was living in, and the wonderful women I was sharing it with at the time. We had so much fun. Ginger Rogers Date Butterscotch Pudding–Silver Screen Suppers
You have posted a lot of Vincent Price recipes over the years. He seems to be your favorite celebrity chef. Can you tell us why that is?
Vincent is 100%, without any doubt, my favorite. He was such an amazing man, and such an amazing cook. What I really love about Vincent is his deep-seated conviction that cooking and sharing food with friends could be absolutely magical. He encouraged everyone who read his cookbooks to try something new, to experiment, and to make dinner with friends a joyful occasion. His International Cooking Course LP records are the best illustration of this. Whenever I am cooking Indian food, I think of Vincent’s advice to wear lots of bangles and to burn incense to create the right atmosphere! He had such style, and absolutely knew how to throw an unforgettable dinner party.
If you had to pick one Vincent Price recipe to make for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
Have you ever had any mishaps when following along with a Vincent Price recipe?
Lastly, do you have any plans on doing another Vincent Price Cookalong this year?
Thanks so much for doing this interview, Jenny. I really appreciate it. 😊