Good news! If you like cooking and love Columbo, you’ll be cock-a-hoop about the opportunity to win a pre-Christmas copy of the critically acclaimed Cooking with Columbo book.
That’s right folks, Columbo superfan and book author Jenny Hammerton has kindly made three copies of the book available to readers of this blog – and throwing your name into the hat is as easy as pie (pun one jillion per cent intentional)!
Simply add a comment in the comments section below outlining the three Columbo characters you’d invite over for Christmas dinner, and why, and we’ll draw three winners from all the entrants on 16 December.
UPDATE: The winners have been randomly drawn and are David, Jan and Kimberly Daroya! Thanks to all who participated, and look out for more opportunities like this in 2019…
For those unfamiliar with the book, it was released in February 2018 to mark the show’s 50th anniversary, and I have to say it’s rather good. Jenny, the proprietress of the popular Silver Screen Suppers blog, plundered her extensive archives of more than 7000 movie star recipes to come up with meal suggestions to match every Columbo episode!
Featuring favourite dishes from the likes of Peter Falk, Vincent Price, Johnny Cash, Robert Conrad, Trish Van Devere, Dick Van Dyke and Janet Leigh, there’s inspiration enough to create sensational dinners for one right through to opulent banquets and house parties – including enough chilli variations to keep purists happy (squirrel excluded).
Read more about the book here. I own a copy myself and can vouch for its quality. I even wrote the foreword!
For those who don’t want to wait, Cooking with Columbo will make an excellent Christmas gift for the Lieutenant Lover in your life, and it can be purchased online at Amazon for Kindle or in paperback, with world-wide shipping available. View a preview of the book or order online here. You won’t regret it!
My thanks to Jenny for her generosity! Get amongst it folks and you too could be dining like a Hollywood icon of the 70s in no time!
Need inspiration on who you’d invite to a Columbo celebratory dinner? Read my ‘rib-tickling’ suggestions for the perfect party guest list here.