You can tell a lot about a person by what they cooked for themselves and their families, so for Hollywood buffs, this cookbook is a gem.
The irreverently-named Dead Celebrity Cookbook is a collection of 145 recipes from actors, musicians and other famous figures who've passed. Did you know Katharine Hepburn was a mean brownie baker? Or that Liberace made killer sticky buns with brown-sugar syrup and rum-soaked raisins? Or that Lucille Ball had a chopped chicken liver dish? Me neither.
The book is the brainchild of former movie critic Frank DeCaro. He tells Yahoo!'s OMG! how he came up with the idea:
I've been just a huge flea market shopper and I became a big eBay person
as well so I was buying anything — and I mean anything — that had a
celebrity recipe in it. If it was a manual from a microwave oven circa
1975 or a handout from a Midwestern supermarket in 1968, old,
out-of-print cookbooks, biographies, magazines, newspapers, ads;
anything that had a celebrity recipe in it I would grab it and buy it. I
had this collection, and you really do have to do something with it or
the “Hoarders” people come and take all your stuff. I thought a book
would be a fun idea.
Buy it on Amazon.