Coffee klatsch
May 31st, 2011
05:00 AM ET
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April 26th, 2011
08:00 PM ET
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From the brilliant folks at Radio Macabre and VincentPrice.org, a reading from the works of Vincent Price - in his own voice. Click to play.


"Wine Is Elegance: Part 1" on Nelson Industries records in co-operation with the California Wine Institute – 1977

"I think all of us like a touch of elegance in our lives now and then. I certainly do. I am of course taking about inviting a few friends for dinner and serving wines with every course. It's so easy and everyone enjoys it so much. You know, we Americans are basically a really friendly and formal people, and somehow we feel embarrassed about doing things in a formal and magnificent way, and we shouldn't."

"First of all, a formal dinner party for six or eight people is fun, because graciousness is always pleasant and formality provides a refreshing break from everyday existence."

Amen, Mr. Price. Amen.
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The Price of New York City dining
April 25th, 2011
09:00 PM ET
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A reading from the works of noted gourmands Vincent and Mary Price, from their 1965 cookbook "A Treasury of Great Recipes":

"If there is one restaurant that epitomizes New York today it is The Four Seasons. Sophisticated, urbane, expensive, its stark geometry reflects that city of skyscrapers. Nature is permitted to intrude, as it does on the city itself, in seasonal paintings that scarcely affect the austere architecture. New Yorkers who dine at The Four Seasons know which season has arrived by the plants in the window baskets. Who needs a calendar?"

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March 25th, 2011
12:15 PM ET
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It's not new or anything. It just makes me happy. And yes, Vincent Price wrote a couple of cookbooks. We'll get to that later.

Previously – Elizabeth Taylor – movie star, chili lover and The false hunger of Jim Backus



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