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The End of the Vincentennial

Ooh it is a strange day.  The Vincentennial Year ends today and so does this project.  I feel very strange about it, but it is GOOD.  I have had a lot of fun exploring Vincent’s culinary adventures and I know that I will continue trying Vincent’s recipes but from now on I’ll be blogging about them over at the Silver Screen Suppers blog.

I’ve had a wonderful weekend at Denman College with my fabulous Shellac Sister Jane Fryers and we’ve been talking non stop about our creative projects.  I always come away from a weekend with Jane fired up about all the things I could achieve with my writing if only I could FOCUS.  So that is my plan now that I’m closing the Vincentennial Cookblog and moving my energy back to the Silver Screen Suppers.

So here are the recipes I have tried over the last year.  I’m going to go through and see if I actually made it to 52 – one per week for the year which was my aim.  Here goes:

Cucumber Crocodile x 3

Melon Monster

Decorated Tuna Fish

Summertime Flan x 2

Cheesed Party Eggs

Chess Board Cheese Board

Creole Potato Salad

Wilted Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing x 2

Lasagne Napoli x 2

Baked Pork Chops Country Style

Apricot Stuffed Shoulder

Petits Pois a la Francaise

Rice and Fish Portuguese

Quiche Lorraine

Breast of Chicken Au Champage x 2

Spinach and Eggs Grisanti x2

Grilled Anchovies


Haricots Verts a la Lyonnaise

Sweetcorn and Potato Pie


Almond Cake

Buckingham Eggs x 6

Baked Ham in a Common Crust

Chicken Vermouth with Rice

Curried Rice with Tomatoes

Coffee – Ancient Jug Method

Broiled Trout with Cucumber Salad

Friday Chicken x 2

Stilton Cheese Slaw

House Bread

Fish Fillets Noord Zee

American Rice Salad

Peperoni Don Savatore

Tortellini Palermitana

Steak Diane

Elote Con Crema a la Mexicana x 2

Sopa Poblano

Ranch Eggs

Yeast Bread

Boeuf a la Bourguignonne


Montezuma Pie

Potatoes Dauphinoise

Brown and White Cookies

Stuffed Frankfurters

Grilled Tomatoes

Hash Browned Potatoes

Green Goddess Salad

Asparagus Milanese x 2

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Crostata Di Mele x 2

Hotchpotch of Curly Kale

Potatoes Scalloped With Ham

Chicken Curry

Cheese Knots

Herb Bread

Potato and Fish Chowder

Hungarian Goulash

Tagliatele Verdi Gratinale al Prosciutto

Gateau Grand Marnier x 2

Filets de Sole au Vermouth

Salmon in Pastry

Wayside Country Sausage

Roast Turkey Wayside Inn

Lamb Casserole in Cider

Carrot Soup x 2


New Year Vol-au-vent


Pots de Crème Chocolat

French Toast Santa Fe

Poached Eggs Harlequin

Chile-Con Carne



Chicken Livers Sauteed with Apples and Onion Rings

Lamb a l’Orange

Harvey Girl Special Little Thin Orange Pancakes


Steak Teriyaki

Pineapple Glazed Double Pork Chops

Shrimp Fried Rice

Toad in the Hole x 2

Chicken in Pineapple

Green Salad

Chicken Vermouth with Rice

Cabbage in Sour Cream

Farmhouse Chicken Casserole

Gammon and Vegetable Risotto

Wow.  90 different recipes tried in the Vincentennial year.  Counting those that I cooked more than once – 109 plates of food inspired by Vincent in a year.  Phew.

Recipe cooked most often – Buckngham Eggs

Most ridiculous recipe – Fish Fillets Nord Zee

Most pleasing for a spinster – Chicken in Pineapple (served in a scooped out pineapple)

Best for guests – Chicken in Vermouth

Most fun – Cucumber Cucumbers

Recipes tried by chums:

Chicken Liver Risotto (this one made by Lucy Smee and Lisa Kerrigan)

Flan (Baked Custard) (this made by Cathy Sloman)

Fish and Potato Chowder (made by Corinna Reicher)

All delicious!

Vincent we love you and I’ll miss you.

Before I go, the lovely Matthew over at Movietone News  kindly awarded this blog a Stylish Blogger Award a little while ago…

how absolutely LOVELY.  The best thing about getting one of these awards is the chance to pass it on to 7 other blogs so I’m going to leave you all with some recommendations.

These are my current favourite blogs – apart from Movietone News of course.

1 – Lauren Hairson’s “The Past on a Plate”.  I discovered Lauren’s blog at the very start of the Vincentennial project as she loves Vincent’s recipes too.  I adore getting a peek into Lauren’s world and reading about the classic movies she’s been watching and the wonderful things she’s been cooking.

2 – Well Done Fillet – don’t visit this blog if you are offended by swearing.  Written by a Belfast waiter, this blog makes me laugh really loudly on a regular basis.

3 – The Man Repeller.  If you are a woman on the dating scene, best to consider which outfits might actually be repelling men.  Again, full of swearing.

4 – Significant Colour.  My amazing friend Ptolemy writes this blog.  Bring some colour into your life by visiting.

5 – Completion Club – writing inspiration and sound advice for harnessing your creativity and getting on with it from Jacqui Lofthouse.

6 – Original Impulse – my second writing guru.  Cynthia’s inspirational videos are wonderful and I can’t wait for the imminent publication of her book Chasing Sylvia Beach.

7 – My Mom, The Style Icon– mothers from the past, we salute you.
If you are a past reader of the blog, thanks for your support, and / or if you are a new reader, pop on over to Silver Screen Suppers.

About Jenny Hammerton

I am a film archivist living in London, making film star fodder and writing about movie stars and their recipes in my spare time. My main website is at - over there I record my attempts to cook the favourite dishes of the greatest film stars of Hollywood's Golden Era - 12 years of nonsense and counting!

One response to “The End of the Vincentennial

  1. Thank you so much for the award! I’m honored. I’m also a bit sad that this is the end of the Vincentennial Cook Blog. However, I like knowing that I can still catch up with you online through Silver Screen Suppers.

    I’m really amazed at how many recipes you tackled this year. I still need to try the pineapple chicken.

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