“Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah (Shore)” by Flo Selfman
Having been a top singing star since 1940, Dinah Shore became a pioneer television star with The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, which showcased her distinctive voice and relaxed Southern charm from 1951 to 1963. In 1970, she returned to television as host of Dinah’s Place, an NBC morning show that covered homemaking, crafts, child-rearing, health and beauty—always with a song, of course, and usually a cooking segment, either by Dinah or her celebrity guests. Many leading chefs got their first national exposure on Dinah’s Place.
Shortly after the show went on the air, Flo Selfman went to Dinah’s home in Beverly Hills as a two-week office temp to help with fan mail that was flooding in and ended up spending 3 1/2 years working with Dinah at the television studio. At the time, Shore was working on her first cookbook, Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah. An instinctive cook, she didn’t know how much of anything went into a recipe, so she would literally hold a measuring cup or spoon under the ingredient to record the amount.
In this Zoom presentation Flo Selfman, owner of the Los Angeles agency, Selfman & Others Public Relations and a copy editor through www.WordsalaMode.com shares her experiences in the kitchen with America’s darling, Dinah.