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Recipes for Life: My Memories By Linda Evans (Post Hill Press)

Actress Linda Evans became a star playing Audra Barkley in the classic western series The Big Valley; later she became a television icon portraying Krystle Carrington in the popular drama Dynasty.  When she wasn’t working alongside such motion picture luminaries as Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Marvin, and Steve McQueen, Evans spent time cooking and developed a love for preparing food and entertaining.  In her latest book Recipes for Life: My Memories, Evans combines her affection for cooking with tales of her career in Hollywood.  In addition to recipes from her childhood and from legends such as John Wayne, readers will find an assortment of anecdotes and photographs of the actress, her family, and well-known cast members she performed with during her illustrious career in the entertainment industry.  Evans’ reminiscences include intimate glimpses into her high-profile romances and a behind-the-scenes look at the numerous films and television programs in which she appeared.  Her bonanza of forty recipes include filet of beef bourguignon, Kung-Bau chicken with peanuts, butternut squash salad, artichoke dip, and lemon meringue pie.  The collection of memories, inspirational stories, and mouth-watering recipes make Recipes for Life: My Memories a savory read.