Saturday, June 06, 2009

Jean Harlow's Celery a la Shrimp

“Underwear makes me uncomfortable and besides
my parts have to breathe.”

Isn't this just the BEST picture of Jean ever? I think Ruthie and I should pose like this for our author photos, leaning on the heads of two polar bears facing each other.

I'm thrilled that the lovely Matthew over at has done a fab piece about my Silver Screen Suppers blog. You can see it here - I am bashful but chuffed! Welcome new readers!

I've been in Brighton today for Joan's birthday. It was lovely except for the fact I seem to have developed an aversion to being touched by babies - and there were two there... Joan kept dandling one of them and propelling it towards me then away from me from me like Vic Reeves' and his spirit level. I seemed to be the only non-broody woman in a coven of them.

Home to safety, Casualty and Jean's Celery a la Shrimp. I've been craving it throughout my booze binge and tonight's the night. I might just go the whole hog into spinsterdom, put on my kaftan and do as Jean does - go commando.


Lolita said...

Are you another not-baby-crazy woman? The family's children are all right, they can even be really cute, but strange kids? No, I don't kuddle with all kids, strange kids often freak me out or make me irate.
Great idea for author posing! I hope it wasn't a joke ;)

Matthew Coniam said...

Glad you liked it... and I must say I'm liking the sound of that Menjou cheese.
Could a kitchen incompetent like myself master it?

purplevinyl87 said...

I don't see the actual recipe, Am I missing something?

Lya de Putti said...

Welcome purplevinyl87! I vaguely remember having a Prince record on purple vinyl...

Nope, you're not missing something. Our agent won't allow us to put the recipes on the blog until the book is published. But we are more than happy to email you recipes if you let us know which one you are interested in. My email is

And Adolph's spicy cheese recipe will be coming to you very soon Matthew - it's easy peasy and very impressive if you use an icing bag to pipe it into vol-au-vent cases!

Lolita - the older I get, the more squeamish I am around ankle biters! I'm turning into a grumpy old spinster!

purplevinyl87 said...

Oh I thought I wasn't reading the entries properly lol. I saw an article about your blog in Bust magazine and I made the vanilla marlow(which was delicious!) I look forward to buying the book.