This retro cookbook from Hollywood's King of Fright is anything but creepy

unnamed

“Master of Menace” Vincent Price was the quintessential villain of 1950s horror flicks—slick black hair, pointed mustache, and sinister belly laugh included. Off-screen though, Price, who died in 1993, was just like the rest of us: he really loved to eat. With his wife Mary—also an ardent gourmand—Price dined at the chicest restaurants in the world and often badgered chefs for their secrets, eventually publishing A Treasury of Great Recipes in 1965. Thanks to a new 50th-anniversary edition of the long out-of-print tome ($50, Dover Publications), home cooks can now sample the Blueberry Muffins La Posada that captured Price’s heart in Arizona, and the Risotto Alla Milanese that moved his spirit in Italy. This book isn’t an everywoman’s guide to grub—more like a sophisticate’s guide to recreating old-fashioned fare. But I have to say, those muffins were wicked good.

ADVERTISEMENT

right2

ADVERTISEMENT

---
By Hanna Lustig

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today



More from BUST

This Chocolate Lover's Delight Pie Will Make You Drool   

At Speed Rack, Female Bartenders Sling Drinks for a Good Cause   

Make This Preserved Lemon And Olive Chickpea Salad For Instant Happiness    

 

Support Feminist Media!
During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. If our bold, uncensored reporting on women’s issues is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to protect and sustain BUST.com.
Thanks so much—we can’t spell BUST without U.

 DONATE NOW