About Recipes4Rebels

[Come Back, Jimmy Dean – written and performed by Bette Midler.  This recording is from a performance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show in 1983The song is from her album, No Frills]

Recipes for Rebels…in the kitchen with James Dean is a cookbook featuring recipes from the friends, family and iconic co-stars intimately associated with screen legend, James Dean. Each of the over 200 recipes is annotated with stories of the personal relationship they had with James Dean and illustrated with glamorous, Old Hollywood photographs. Several of these recipes and photographs have never been published.

James Dean’s A-list friends go well beyond the expected personalities of Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and Sal Mineo… inside you’ll find surprising entries from Grace Kelly, Burl Ives, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Reagan, Eartha Kitt, Ursula Andress, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Cher, and many, many, more… (nearly 100).

This book tells the story of food and how it changed through the eras of the Great Depression, World War II, and the beginning of Rock and Roll. It takes us on a journey from small town Indiana to the bustling city of New York and the bright lights of Hollywood (with many stops in between). Along the way we discover the chocolatey delicious Miracle Whip cake made by his best childhood friend’s mother, we taste the incredible meatloaf that Jim always took second helpings of during the filming of Rebel, and the secret to preparing the best cup of coffee you’ll ever brew. The official release date is scheduled for September 25th, 2015, just in time for the 60th anniversary remembrance of James Dean’s death.

This blog is the place for people who love a good story or love a good recipe that comes with a good story.  This is an outlet for all the fascinating stories, trivia and recipes that don’t fit in the book, but are entirely too good to forget about. This blog also covers the food that inspires me as I cook my way through the book and in daily life. While pouring over the stacks of folders and piles of reference books surrounding me, these are some of the highlights of my days.

I love dialog and conversation.  I look forward to reading your comments, insights, and bits of knowledge on the topics of food, vintage recipes, celebrity culture, and James Dean.  (The book is a loving tribute.  Mean, disrespectful, or  cruel comments, whether directed toward celebrities or other commenters will not be tolerated in this forum and instantly deleted. Play nice and have fun!)

OFFICIAL MEDIA KIT

OFFICIAL MEDIA KIT

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The Official Media Kit containing press release, author photo, and book photos is available HERE.

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