Linda Evans's unique memoir combines her love of cooking with tales of living and working in Hollywood. Includes an all-new chapter!
From her dazzling debut as Audra on the TV hit show The Big Valley, to her award-winning performances as Krystle in Dynasty, Linda Evans has charmed millions of television viewers around the world with her talent, her warmth, and her beauty. Through it all, Linda has remained unaffected, grounded, and deeply spiritual.
In Recipes for Life, Linda opens up her heart, her past, and her kitchen. She shares a revealing assortment of anecdotes, photographs, and recipes enjoyed by Linda and those near and dear to her. Linda touches upon growing up, family ties, her incredible life in Hollywood, the friends she has made, and provides an intimate glimpse into her high-profile romances. At the heart of this memorable, touching, and inspiring story is how all of these ingredients have come together to make Linda the woman she is today.
True to her beloved personality, Linda warmly and candidly serves up a delightful banquet that her Dynasty fans will truly savor. Complete with over 40 recipes, some handed down through generations (Mom's Hot Dog Stew), some taught by famous friends (John Wayne “The Duke's” Crab Dip), some inspired by supreme dining experiences from travels around the world (Ina Garten’s Filet of Beef Bourguignon), and still others from her winning appearance on Hell's Kitchen (Hell's Salmon), Recipes for Life is at once a delightful journey and a treasure trove of recipes of a life well-lived by a woman well-loved.
Award-winning actress Linda Evans has personified beauty and grace to American television viewers for over five decades, from her role as Audra Barkley on The Big Valley, to the glamorous Krystle Carrington on Dynasty, to Hell’s Kitchen, which she won in 2009. She has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama series and has won five People’s Choice Awards for Best Female Performer. Linda was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. For her contribution to the television industry, Linda has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After Dynasty, Linda moved from Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest, where she began an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. She has returned to performing frequently, starring in the stage play, Legends, and winning the Hell’s Kitchen competition while working under Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White. Linda’s often lavish and luxurious life has rivaled Dynasty’s Krystle Carrington’s. She has dined with queens and presidents, been romanced by the rich and famous, and today, what Linda treasures most is the wisdom she has gained along the way.
“Attention-grabbing anecdotes, glossy photos and delectable recipes. With a warm, friendly tone, Evans gently guides readers through the seminal moments of her life and career. A mouthwatering blend of memoir and cookbook.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Entertaining…filled with magical moments, romantic adventures, friendships with the rich and famous, and personal challenges, with applications far beyond Hollywood and the kitchen.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Linda has joyously combined her two passions in life—people and food—into a mouthwatering memoir. And just like the lady, herself, it’s Delicious!”
– Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality and New York Times bestselling author
“A fun read from an iconic beauty and TV star.”
– Susan Lucci, TV legend and New York Times bestselling author