TV DINNERS combines America’s great nostalgia for Classic TV kid stars with its love of good food by sharing recollections and favorite dishes from 40 of the most popular child stars of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. As American as apple pie, it captures all the fun and warmth of the era while giving insight into what it was like to be a working kid during TV’s Golden Age when just three channels ruled the airwaves. From the Mouseketeers to the Brady Bunch, the stories they tell here are funny, charming, poignant and often revealing.
Being part of the first generation of stars to appear weekly in our living rooms brought with it unprecedented fame. These icons and the characters they played are firmly embedded in our popular culture, cherished by millions of loyal fans who continue to celebrate them to this day. We didn’t just watch these kids grow up, we grew up with them. They’re an indelible part of our lives.
And they knew all the best places to hang out! Whether drive-ins and ice cream joints or passed down through the family, their recipes from both their heyday and today are highlighted with a heaping helping of personal memories, detailed biographies and rare photos.
And Laurie has a unique connection to these kids that gives her more access than most. She is married to one of them; and has called the rest friends for two decades. She is able to cut right to the meat of every story. The result is so genuine, fans will feel like their TV heroes are in the kitchen right alongside them. And what a great story they will have when they serve their TV Dinners.