Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Friday, April 17, 2020

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”

Sometimes, no matter what situation we find ourselves in, food is the no.1 priority, as the Orson Welles quote suggests.

Even in our busy lives we have to eat!

But back in 1939 what did actors eat...when they eat?

Well that was the title of a book published in 1939!

Amongst many well known actors and actresses of the time, Cary Grant was one of the contributers, with his recipe for Barbecued Chicken.

The Ingredients:

3 x 1 1/4 lb Chickens
1 cup tomato ketchup
1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup A-1 sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 chopped onion
1 clove garlic (chopped)

The Method:

Cut the chicken into serving pieces and brown in fat, using no flour. Salt and pepper to taste while cooking.
Then combine the one cup of tomato ketchup, one-half cup worcestershire sauce, one-half cup water, one-fourth cup A-1 sauce, one-fourth cup sugar, one-fourth cup cider vinegar, one chopped onion and one clove of garlic chopped very fine.
After the chickens have been browned, place in a roaster, pour this sauce over them, cover and bake in a moderate oven (300 degrees) until tender.
If the sauce needs thickening, add a little corn starch mixed with cold water and cook until starch is thoroughly done.

And Cary says...

"Now go to it, friends, and don't blame me if it is not to your liking. For after all, the recipe is not mine. It is the national prize winner of the year and I happen to like it."

Interestingly, it also contained the following bio...

R.K.O Radio Pictures

Born in Bristol, England on January 18, 1909.
Real name, Archibald Leach.
Height   6ft    1 in.
Weight  172 lbs.
Black hair and brown eyes.
Educated at Fairfield England.
Hobbies: music and electrical research.
At the age of fifteen, he ran away from home and joined
Bog  Penders  acrobats, known  inEngland as the "knockabout Comedians".
Under several studios.
Just finished "Gunga Din" for R.K.O - Radio Pictures.

(Notice: Year of birth given is incorrect and "Bob" spelt wrongly!)