The Book: Dead Celebrity Cookbook – Christmas in Tinseltown


The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: Christmas in Tinseltown
By Frank DeCaro

When it comes to holiday fun, the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age knew how to make merry—on stage, on screen, and especially on the dinner table.

With Christmas in Tinseltown the follow-up to his international sensation The Dead Celebrity Cookbook— writer/performer and former Daily Show movie critic Frank DeCaro shows how to put the kitsch into your holiday kitchen as he salutes a quirky collection of celebrities who are gone but fondly remembered every year at Christmastime.


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Filled with pop culture ruminations and genuinely delicious recipes, Christmas in Tinseltown pays tribute to such movie classics as “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “White Christmas,” gives three cheers for such time-honored animated gems as “Frosty the Snowman” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and puts such offbeat offerings as “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and “The Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special” in their rightful place: your dining room!

In such chapters as “Miracle Whip on 34th Street,” “Eat Meat in St. Louis,” and “Munch of the Wooden Soldiers,” DeCaro dishes up a smorgasbord of culinary delights that will enliven any holiday gathering.

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