Vincent Price COOKALONG

Why hello my dears. Halloween is OVER! I was such a spoiled sport about it this year. Usually it is my FAVORITE. I think I have now decided no pants SUMMERS are my favorite, and anything coconut flavored. Spoiled sport or NOT the Halloween fun just doesn’t fucking stop here at the Bittersweet Susie Headquarters. No it does NOT.

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Jenny – over at Silver Screen Suppers & Vincentennial Cookblog decided to included a few of us blogger frands on this wonderful Halloween adventure of testing out some of Mr. Price’s INFAMOUS RECIPES. (duh duh duh – lightning crash and scary crash effects now) She assigned us each a recipe and we has a due date to get this little project done. Let me repeat that last bit SHE ASSIGNED US THE RECIPE. The woman gave me CAROLINA DEVILED CLAMS. %$&#*#(*Q@)_)#. Ewwwwww. What the crap IS that anyways?

When I test these vintage recipes I need someone else to try them for me. One so I can photograph then and TWO because I like to maybe slightly torture my loved ones but this shit is going to end badly and all these people are never speak to me again I KNOW IT.

HERE. GOES. NOTHING.


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Start with the BUTTER – ‘cuz DUHHHHHHH

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Vincent Price HALLOWEEN Cookalong | Bittersweet Susie

Vincent Price HALLOWEEN Cookalong | Bittersweet Susie

Oh MAH GAHHHWWDDDDD – So it said 2 dozen medium clams. Kids – I live in the valley, not too near any oceans (405 traffic is BAD MAN) where the crap am I going to get CLAMS. Canned it is!

I just scooped some of this out. I closed my eyes.

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Those crumbs are Ritz Crackers – Nothing but the best!

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The recipe says Tabasco – they spelled Crystal wrong.

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My dear friend Molly had her annual Pumpkin Party! And my Bad Ass Knit Club was there. They were all champs and agreed to take one for the team for the love of Retro Recipes, Vincent Price, Halloween, and the USA.

There were also some Knit club parents in attendance – I have put their reactions on their photos:

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(click to jump to the Flickr page – it’s worth the big file) Katie says: It’s not for me – No offense.

On to the Parents – who honestly, are way cooler than us anyways:

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(and look at this outfit – VINTAGE, Leather, I am stealing it – MEOOOWWW)

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Loved – Took the rest home (first retro recipe attempt I DIDN’T THROW AWAY)

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So this was definitely a GENERATIONAL thing. The parents were like yea this tastes fine. There were a couple that really enjoyed it. While us “kids” (and yes we are in our 30s and we are STILL GOING TO SIT AT THE DAMN KIDS TABLE) were a bit more fearful of the very exotic casserole like dish.

Crackers INDEED.

And to be very fair – the food at this pumpkin party was OVER THE TOP and DIVINE. Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown butter, A pumpkin cocktail that would fuck Dumbledore up, Caramel Apples, and homemade pupusas. The poor canned clams didn’t stand a chance.

And maybe if you are nice Molly will invite you next year. But probably not.

I cannot wait to see what my fellow adventures in Vintage cuisine have come up with. DO NOT MISS macabre culinary adventures:

Make sure you check in with Jenny – She is the Keymaster (or the Gate keeper – which one was Sigourney Weaver?) Over at:

Silver Screen Suppers & Vincentennial Cookblog

Jenny of Silver Screen Suppers – Oxtail Creole

Michael of Michael MacMahon – Chicken in Vermouth
Saucy Cherie – Liver Risotto
A couple of extras…
Cathy of Battenburg Belle also made the Pumpkin Pie
Ruth of Mid Century Menu also made version 2 of Vincent’s Bloody Mary and his Pumpkin Pie

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The Vincent Price PUMPKIN PIE was also Made  – but this post was going to be 8 miles long if I included it – so you will have to come back tomorrow, but would that be so bad?

You know you like me. Stop resisting.

Homework:

• Will you make this dish?

• Who had the best reaction?

• What is your favorite Vincent Price ANYTHING?

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24 thoughts on “Vincent Price COOKALONG

  1. Once you get over the overtly 70s feel to all these recipes, they must have been very exotic then, they are really tasty. This sounds good, very tasty, but it’s weird how so much of the cooking back then was casserole stuff. GG

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    • YES! I think the clam part of the dish was the only off putting thing about this – mostly because I live in the land of the Kale and the free range chickens. Youknowwhatimsayin. Like I said – some of my testers were like shut up kid – it’s FAB!

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    • I have bookmarked several other recipes to try later from this COOKALONG (like yours). I have also stalked a few of his books on the internet for purchase. I think I need to HAVE IT. It was just the CLAMS. Ocean things and I are not totally BFFS yet. I ate oysters for the first time this last month in New Orleans. I am 33.

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  5. USA! USA!
    Wonderful timing, Q. I was busy drooling over 3 baked clams recipes from the LA Times food page over the weekend. So what I am wondering is: May I make their deviled clams recipe for extra credit? It is slightly more… modern…

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  6. USA! USA!
    Wonderful timing, Q. I was busy drooling over 3 baked clams recipes from the LA Times food page over the weekend. So what I am wondering is: May I make their deviled clams recipe for extra credit? It is slightly more… modern…

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