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by Frank DeCaro

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Title:The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown: Celebrity Recipes and Hollywood Memories from Six Feet Under the Mistletoe
Authors:Frank DeCaro
Info:HCI (2012), Paperback, 240 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:cookbook, celebrity, pop culture, cooking

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Author: Frank DeCaro
Published by: Health Communications
Age Recommended: ALL
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5

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"The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown: Celebrity Recipes and Hollywood Memories from Six Feet Under the Mistletoe" by Frank DeCaro is really a great book for the holidays. If you are a movie lover or cook this book is for you being filled with the bygone era of the true stars that really are good. You will also find "terrific tales of long ago era and the stars that created those memories for many people." Not only is the book a great gift idea, for it is a wonderful book full of antidotes. You will find Frank DeCaro is 'hilarious and full of pop culture and Hollywood ennui.'

"Christmas in Tinseltown" features recipes for the holiday season and all year around. All of the celebrities who are featured have a special connection to the holidays. Frank DeCaro's funny, friendly narrative writing style adds a warmly witty tone to the book, and the recipes run the gamut from simple to superb. The chapters are divided into courses, and the titles are quite punny: "It's a Wonderful Lunch"; "Miracle Whip on 34th Street", "Munch of the Wooden Soldiers", and "What a Fruitcake", just to name a few. Here are some recipes that really caught my eye: "James Stewart's Spareribs with Barbeque Sauce"; "Jimmy Durante's German Cole Slaw"; "Red Skelton's Ham Hock and Lima Beans"; "Natalie Wood's Beef Stroganoff"; "Dinah Shore's Fruitcake";"William Frawley's Mulligan Stew"; and "Oliver Hardy's Baked Apples with Honey and Almonds". Just like the original "The Dead Celebrity Cookbook","Christmas in Tinseltown" is delicious from appetizer through to after-dinner drink." That just about says it all. These are great recipes all rolled up into this great collection.

I am a cookbook collector and indeed these are some of the best recipes of the bygone era and would make a wonderful gift for any movie buff. So, if you are looking for a special recipe book for the holiday, I would recommend: "Christmas in Tinseltown." ( )
  arlenadean | Apr 2, 2013 |
THE DEAD CELEBRITY COOKBOOK PRESENTS CHRISTMAS IN TINSELTOWN by Frank DeCaro is an interesting cookbook. If you enjoy Christmas cookbooks,memories and celebrity recipes with a bit of information on the actor/actress you will adore this title. From James Stewart's Spareribs with Barbecue sauce to Robert Mitchum's Eggnog,Lucille Ball's Nut stuffing,Joan Crawford's Angel Food Cake and Norman Rockwell's Oatmeat Cookies and many,many more than you are sure to delight in the rest of the list. Filled with not only recipes but with Hollywood memories. What a great holiday gift to any one who enjoys cooking or collecting recipe books. A must! Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at the author's website,Health Communications,Inc. and My Book Addiction and More.

RATING: 5

HEAT RATING: NONE(COOKBOOK)

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews ( )
  MyBookAddiction | Nov 29, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0757317006, Paperback)

Now you can put some gam in your holiday ham with The Dead Celebrity Christmas Cookbook. When it comes to holiday fun, the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age knew how to make merry – on stage, on screen, and especially on the dinner table. With The Dead Celebrity Christmas Cookbook – the follow-up to his international sensation The Dead Celebrity Cookbook – Frank DeCaro shows how to put the kitsch into your holiday kitchen as he salutes a quirky collection of celebrities who are gone, but fondly remembered every year at Christmastime.

Filled with pop culture ruminations and genuine (and genuinely delicious) recipes of the stars, The Dead Celebrity Christmas Cookbook hails such movie classics as It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas, gives three cheers for such time-honored animated gems as Frosty the Snowman and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and puts such offbeat offerings as The Star Wars Holiday Special in their rightful place – the dining room!

Serving up such chapters as 'Miracle Whip on 34th Street,' 'Eat Meat in St. Louis,' and 'Munch of the Wooden Soldiers,' DeCaro dishes up an attic-full of culinary delights garnished with his signature wit and cultural observations. Feast on such temptations as Peggy Lee's Holiday Halibut Casserole, Burl Ives's Stuffed Leg of Goat Hawaiian, Nat 'King' Cole's Ham Loaf, Barbara Stanwyck's Christmas Kipfels, Dinah Shore's Fruitcake, and Spike Jones's Molasses Jumbles. Even the Grinch himself – Boris Karloff – shares a recipe! Wash them all down with Edmund Gwenn's Christmas Cup and John Lennon's Cocoa. With The Dead Celebrity Christmas Cookbook, you also can decide which makes for a better New Year's Eve, Guy Lombardo's Lobster Lombardo or Dick Clark's Spicy Turkey Meatloaf. There's nothing auld about them!

The book is the ultimate hostess gift, and one that won't get buried in the cupboard. Placing the accent on mirth – and casting a forgiving eye toward Santa's girth – The Dead Celebrity Christmas Cookbook promises to get even the biggest Scrooge in the holiday spirit and liven up any gathering. It'll have you saying your 'ho, ho, ho's' in true Hollywood style, this year and for many years to come.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:24:13 -0400)

Filled with pop culture ruminations and genuinely delicious recipes, this book pays tribute to such movie classics as It's a wonderful life and White Christmas, gives three cheers for such time-honored animated gems as Frosty the Snowman and How the Grinch stole Christmas, and puts such offbeat offerings as The Star Wars holiday special and The Pee-Wee's playhouse Christmas special in their rightful place--your dining room.… (more)

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