Greetings! I am cooking my way through Photoplay’s 1929 cookbook and you are invited to tag along! The recipes are ostensibly from the personal kitchens of some of the biggest actors, writers and directors of the silent era.
This project is not about creating historical replicas. Rather, it is about seeing if a modern cook with ordinary ingredients can jump into this unusual recipe collection and emerge with something delicious. As a result, I will be making minor substitutions when the original ingredient is unavailable.
Recipes by Star/Talent
In order of surname.
Recipes by Score
My scores, 1=horrid and 5=bliss!
Recipes by Type
I used the original categories from the cookbook. While many recipes are vegetarian, very few are vegan as-is. I will mark the recipes that are either vegan or can be converted to vegan with a few simple substitutions.
♦ = Vegetarian (eggs and dairy)
♥ = Vegan or vegan-friendly (can be made vegan with two or three small substitutions)