the literary cook



Master of Hammer Horror Vincent Price was a bon vivant and cook. In addition to writing several cookery books, he made various foodie TV and radio broadcasts and, in 1971, starred in Cooking Price-wise, a Thames Television-commissioned six-programme series, in which Price cooked his way around the world – in a rather sad studio kitchen.

Here, listen to Price make a ‘real curry’.

He plays up on his Hammer/Horror image, substituting beef/mutton/chicken for the meat of ‘small boys’.

Mmm … how things have changed. Would he get away with that today, I wonder? No. Absolutely not.



See also: The Literary Cook‘Cooking Price-wise – Vince Price, Master of Hammer, No! Master Chef … oh yes!

Also of interest: ‘Eat, drink and make merry – tasting summer’;The unprepossessing Hunza apricot‘; ‘Fava me with love – breaking bread with friends‘; ‘A little bit of cheese, please, my dear‘; ‘Soup love – all about my mother’; ‘Venison requires a strong arm: Nero Wolfe knows how to cook