Vincent Price might have been the Merchant of Menace in classic fright films like House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, and House of Wax, but he was also quite the Renaissance man. Besides being a familiar face in horror films, Price was renowned for his impressive collection of fine art (even selling tasteful paintings for Sears!) and his wizardry in the kitchen as a master chef.
One of Price's best-selling cookbooks is getting an expanded makeover by Dover's Calla Editions and being re-released in a deluxe volume, which includes additional material, memories, and comments by his daughter, Victoria, and son, V.B.
This reprinted edition of Cooking Price-Wise, his fourth cookbook, is an extension of his legendary British culinary show of the same name broadcast during the '70s. It's got a tasty wealth of new travel notes, international recipes, favorite family feasts, and a bonus section about Price's grandfather, who apparently was the inventor of that essential kitchen staple, baking powder.
Here are some tidbits from the official description:
This special expanded edition of Cooking Price-Wise stands as a true family affair, featuring new contributions from the author’s children, including a Preface by his daughter, Victoria, and a Foreword by his son, V.B. An extensive bonus section, “The Culinary Legacy of the Price Family,” includes baking recipes from Vincent’s grandfather, the inventor of baking powder; journal entries from the author’s eye-opening trip to Europe as a 17-year-old; and a selection of family favorites from Victoria Price’s childhood. Plus, Victoria also provides a wealth of insights into the Price Culinary Legacy.
Cooking Price-Wise: A Culinary Legacy is available for pre-order now and will be released on Oct. 18.
Will you invite the King of the Grand Guignol into your home kitchen to help scare up some ghoulishly delicious meals?
(via Dread Central)