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Monday, August 15, 2011


Guest foodie Kate Gallison, aka Irene Fleming, takes over for Cloris today and offers the following recipe for your delectation. Her novel about early Hollywood, THE BRINK OF FAME, comes out today. Visit Kate/Irene at her website to learn more about her and her books. -- AP

When the film industry first set up shop in Hollywood, the moguls liked to lunch on dishes their mothers used to make. Louis B. Mayer gave the chef at his studio commissary his mother's recipe for chicken soup. Adolph Zukor of Paramount Pictures might well have been responsible for what Basil Rathbone is eating here between takes of The Court Jester (1955) while Angela Lansbury nibbles her hamburger.


Preheat oven to 350.

Put in a large bowl:

1 1/2 lbs ground chuck
1 c finely chopped onions
3/4 c bread crumbs
1/2 c ketchup
1/2 c chopped fresh parsley
2 eggs
3/4 t thyme
3/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper

Knead with hands until well blended.  Place in loaf pan, mounding the top. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes more. Slice and serve to passing film stars, if any. Or consume while watching The Court Jester, a really funny Danny Kaye costume flick.

Thanks for sharing, Kate. The Court Jester is one of my favorite movies. Have any of you readers seen it? It's perfect for when you need a good laugh. -- AP


Liz V. said...

Used to make mine from my mother's recipe but misplaced. This looks similar. Thanks.
And again best wishes for success of THE BRINK OF FAME.

Kate Gallison said...

The pellet with the poison's in the chalice from the palace. The flagon with the dragon holds the brew that is true.

Who can forget those deathless lines? Or a good meatloaf. This is pretty much like my mother's, too.

Esri Allbritten said...

What a FANTASTIC picture!