Where I live, in the UK, most people didn’t know what an avocado pear was until the 1960s. When supermarkets started stocking them, leaflets were produced to convince British housewives not to mash them, heat them up and serve them for dessert with custard. Continue reading
Who is your favorite film star from the golden era of Hollywood? Bette Davis? She was a fan of Boston Baked Beans. Joan Crawford? She hid hard-boiled eggs in her lovingly prepared meatloaf. Greta Garbo? She liked bananas mashed into her potatoes. On the cook’s night off, many of tinsel-town’s greatest stars loved to don their aprons and get busy with the pots and pans. In this monthly column, I’ll be sharing some of their favorite recipes, and linking them to a specific national food day so you can celebrate, superstar-style!