Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cary Grant's Tuna Fish Pie

My lovely work colleague Kim came over last night for a trying on session and Cary's Pie. We are going to an awards ceremony next week and Kim wanted something vintage to wear. My wardrobe was raided, many frocks were paraded up and down the landing and a decision was made. Well, a choice of two actually. I think she should go with the Joan Crawfordesqe black number that I bought to wear to the Brits - it looked amazing on her. We are about the same size and shape so we may just swap frocks halfway through the event!

Man, we put the world to rights last night over two bottles of red. Main subject? Men we have loved and men we would like to love. There's a certain fellow at the bfi who better watch out when Ms Kim is wearing that frock on Tuesday! A certain award winning film director too the way she is feeling...

My desk-mate Jim has returned from the ash cloud. So nice to have him back taking the mick out of my cooking. I've got some left over pie for lunch and I admit, it doesn't look very appetising after a journey in on the bus. I did like Jim's observation though that the little "biscuits" that top the pie look like miniature scones.

Market Kitchen tomorrow - EEK!


Kim said...

So, you think the jewels rather than the sequin dress honey?

Lya de Putti said...

I do my lovely, but you try them on at home with the benefit of a stationary mirror and your heels!!

Tom said...

Are these real recipes in a cookbook I could buy?

Can you send me the Jimmy Stewart pie recipe? -


Lya de Putti said...

Hi Tom

Yes, these are all genuine film star recipes from my personal collection of over 3500. I'm test cooking a selection at the moment for a proposed cookbook. They come from many different sources including fan magazines, promotional leaflets and compiled cookbooks.

The Jimmy Stewart recipe was in a 1930s edition of Modern Screen magazine.

Please bear with me, I'm preparing for a TV show this afternoon - they are interviewing me about the recipes - and I am away this weekend so I will try and type up Jimmy's recipe and send it over to you early next week.

Very best wishes - Jenny

Moya said...

Good luck with the TV show-I can't wait to hear all about it. And have fun this weekend!