Eat Like the Stars – Diana Dors

by Jenny Hammerton

Are you on a diet after the excesses of the holidays?  I sure am.

Gwyneth Paltrow is by no means the first movie star to dish out advice on how to eat healthily, and drop some pounds along the way. Gloria Swanson raged against sugar in all its forms, Greta Garbo was bosom buddies with health-food guru Gaylord Hauser, and famously hearty eater Elizabeth Taylor wrote a legendary diet book called Elizabeth Takes Off in the 1980s.

But when I’m feeling an excess of adipose tissue, it’s Diana Dors who I turn to. Continue reading

Eat Like the Stars: Chocolate Cake With Whipped Cream, Penne alla Vodka, and Spaghetti al Pomodoro from Luca Dotti’s AUDREY AT HOME

by Jenny Hammerton

Audrey at Home is the kind of book that makes your heart glad. It’s a wonderful insight into the home life of a superstar, and it is fabulous that her son Luca Dotti has spent so much time putting to paper so many of his memories, and family recipes. For those of us who are nosey about what our idols liked to eat and drink, this is an absolute goldmine. Continue reading