A few weeks back, I invited my readers to cook along with me and I was even able to offer prizes thanks so generous backers. Well, it’s time to announce the winners and share some recipe pictures!
The prizes were awarded based on chance. To determine the winner, I simply assigned a number to each entrant and then used a random number generator to produce the winning integer. (I used random.org for this event.)
Brad K is the winner! I will be in touch regarding the prizes.
Emma L is the winner! A hearty congrats!
Princess April Morning-Glory by Leticia Fairbanks
Doug’s niece wrote and illustrated this gorgeous, uplifting book. Devour the illustrations and have fun guessing which Hollywood stars and bigwigs were her inspiration!
Winners will have the choice of receiving an ebook or a physical book.
Copies of Letitia Fairbanks’ Princess April Morning-Glory generously provided by Sandramantos Publishing.
The It Girl and Me: A novel of Clara Bow and The Forgotten Flapper: A Novel of Olive Thomas by Laini Giles
Historical Novels based on the lives of two silent movie legends. Get a history lesson along with your pleasure reading. (Spring break and summer vacation are coming, aren’t these perfect beach reads?)
Winners will receive a combo ebook of both titles.
Copies of The Forgotten Flapper and The IT Girl and Me generously provided by Laini Giles.
Reels and Rivals: Sisters in Silent Film by Jennifer Ann Redmond
We know about the Gish sisters and the Talmadge sisters but have you heard about Mae Marsh’s sister, Marguerite? The Fairbanks sisters? Marceline Day’s sister, Alice? Take a dive into sisterly filmmaking with this biographical anthology.
Winners will receive an ebook of this title.
A huge thanks to the wonderful authors and publishers who contributed their books to this event. If you have read and enjoyed their work, I encourage you to share your enjoyment on social media and/or leave reviews of their books at online stores, it helps them enormously.
And now for the cooking! Yum, yum! Follow the links to see what the participants made of these recipes:
MovieMovieBlogBlog gives us step-by-step directions for making rarebit in 10 easy photos!
A huge thanks to the brave cooks who took the rarebit plunge with me. I think you’re splendid!
Finally, here are my rarebits. I prepared both versions and followed the recipe with the exception of using good Vermont cheddar instead of processed cheese. Maurice’s rarebit is more of a cheese spread while Charlie’s has a more complex flavor thanks to the ale and Worcestershire. (I used Newcastle Brown Ale as I didn’t find the time to make a Trader Joe’s run for something more exotic.)
I served Maurice’s rarebit on Triscuit crackers (they were invented in early 1900s, so quite correct for the period) and Charlie’s on hearty toasted sandwich bread. By the way, Chaplin is not exaggerating when he calls for everything to be HOT, this stuff sets up in minutes!
I will say that the Maurice Chevalier rarebit is a much more attractive color as all the Worcestershire sauce turned Chaplin’s dish a bit beige. Oh well, they were both delicious because how could hot cheese on toast or crackers fail?
Finally, did I have terrible dreams as a result of the late night rarebit treat? Nope, all was well. Then again, I did only have one modest serving of each and we never were told how much rarebit one must consume to become a rarebit fiend.