A few years ago, my friend, Emily, gave me a cookbook, Celebrity secrets from around the world: Recipes for Life by Vera Weisfeld. The book is, essentially, a celebrity cookbook, the proceeds of which were to go to charity. The book has recipes in it from royalty, politicians, actors, authors, sports stars and from famous hotels and restaurants. The book was published in 1995 so the celebrities are a little bit dated.
Emily found the book in a discount bin for $2.00 so she bought several copies to hand out to her friends. Emily tells me that Princess Diana’s Watercress Soup is a winner but given my inclinations, I was attracted to Tony Blair’s Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes. I made the recipe. It was a bit bland but I liked the idea of the main ingredient being sun-dried tomatoes. I have made it several times since, changing it slightly each time until we had a hit. Continue reading