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(Cooking) Out Like Flynn

16 Mar

IT WAS EIGHTY YEARS AGO TODAY
March 16, 1937, in the Los Angeles Evening Herald Express

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Green Light Hero Does His Cooking Best Outside

In the opinion of Errol Flynn, cooking is best in the great open spaces.

Flynn, the Irish actor, author, world-traveler and soldier-of-fortune now starring in the Cosmopolitan production of Green Light, which closes tonight at Warners’ Hollywood and Downtown, is a great admirer of culinary delicacies.

“You can’t do food real justice,” he contends “unless it’s cooked in the open. I’d trade the finest kitchen range anytime for a small plot under the trees by an open stream.”

Flynn learned the art of cookery beside roaring bonfires. His tutors were natives of New Guinea, Australia, and the uncharted islands in the South Seas.

He discovered that they know more about cooking and seasoning than most of the civilized races of the earth.

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Here’s Errol shopping on Catalina for one of his famous pig-on-a-spit backyard roasts:

And here he is on a picnic with Livvie:

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. timerider

    March 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Errol was quite the hunter. I remember the photo of him in Africa, I think, as he bagged a big cat.He loved animals yet still loved to hunt them and eat some of them I’m sure!
    Again he reminds me of Les Sr who used to drag home every lost mut he found to me mother’s chagrin..Then he was a very accomplished deer hunter along with many rabbits for stew.

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