Old Hollywood’s Original Recipes

by George Mather & Sharon Mather



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/20/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9798385008063
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9798385008070
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9798385008087

About the Book

Why This Cookbook

Whether you are a professional cook, chef, or a serious-minded foodie, you will love this cookbook. If you work in a restaurant, own a bed and breakfast, inn, or simply love cooking for family and friends you want the best. Old Hollywood’s Original Recipes are perfect, because they have already been tried and proven successful. These recipes were served in some of the most iconic restaurants and hotels in the world, and in Hollywood, they received rave reviews.

Each mouth-watering recipe was either created by Chef Posti who apprenticed under the great French Chef Georges Auguste Escoffier or learned while working at some of the most noted eating establishments. Paul acquired the secret to making great ravioli while at Locano Capriano inVenice, and traditional English Pound cake while at Genaro’s in Trafalgar Square, London. He learned to make authentic Spanish Paella while at the Badrutt Palace Hotel in ChelsaVeglla, St. Moritz Switzerland and in 1939 brought his knowledge and skill to Hollywood.

In 1946 while chef at the Brown Derby, along with owner Bob Cobb, Paul created the now famous Cobb Salad, which he literally concocted on the spot to please a demanding Cecil B. DeMille. He even had occasion to kick a hungry young kid named Elvis Presley out of his kitchen at the Knickerbocker Hotel where he made Elvis’ special hamburger sauce. Yes, that too is in the cookbook. Later, Paul and The King became good friends. Mr. Frank Sinatra was introduced to Paul’s cooking in 1936 where they began a life-long friendship. Paul would give him free meals to help him out during those difficult times early in Sinatra’s career. So, what began as a kind gesture turned into a life-long friendship. Paul’s philosophy was,“Cooking is the soul of partying, at all times and all ages.” You can be sure that each recipe will give the best results in flavor, overall quality and will enrich your culinary experience.

About the Author

George and Sharon

George Mather is a retired, ordained Lutheran pastor, from the Ministerium of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. The recipes were given to George and Sharon by Paul J. Posti, Sr. in the course of many meetings and meals to both. George received his education at Christ College Irvine and Concordia Theological Seminary: MDiv.

Sharon Mather. Is an Alzheimer’s Care Specialist and was the Department Head at St. George Care in St. George, Utah. Sharon Received her education at UCLA, Los Angeles, and University of Phoenix:AAB.

Both George and Sharon are retired and reside in Raynham, Massachusetts.