February 13, 2012
To honour Kim Novak's birthday (and an early Valentine's Day), I searched for information on her favourite foods. It was not easy. I only found 'fish' in one list. You'd think that the Hollywood Ministries of Gossip would have sleuthed out these details, but apparently not. Lots of gossip on her dating life (Frank Sinatra, naturally), engagements (Sammy Davis, Jr.), marriages (current veterinarian husband, Robert Malloy), and llama farming in Oregon and California.
Food... silence. Obviously, not a big, public focus of her acting life.
It took research in two diverse areas of Kim's life but I eventually landed on a salad in her honour called 'Golden and Red Beet Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette'. The Golden Beets are a tribute to a Golden Girl and the Red Beets a Happy Valentine's Day as well. Isn't that so sweet it makes your teeth hurt?
Here's how I arrived at this lovely salad offering.