VINCENT PRICE – “WINE IS ELEGANCE” (197?)
Vincent Price’s secret second life was as a gourmand — in-between gigs playing mad doctors, surgery Edgar Allen Poe creations and Cardinal Richelieu, more info Price was a lover of fine food and even finer wine. He even went so far as to publish his own cookbook, “A Treasury of Great Recipes”!
Sometime in the ’70s, Price recorded a series of instructional cooking LPs (one source I found said that the series was called “The Beverly Hills Gourmet”), a few of which I use to have when I had my big LP collection back at the beginning of the millenium. It was a pure joy to hear Price’s extra-careful enunciation tell me how to make Greek, Chinese and Mexican taste treats — kind of like the drunken Orson Welles “frozen peas commercial” thing, but with out the drunk part.
As a bonus, there was an extra album dedicated to the appreciation to vino — “Wine Is Elegance”. Just found and listened to this one — it makes for a great bike ride listen!