Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekend Cooking: Food and music

If you were on Twitter earlier in the week you may have seen that one of the trending topics was #gleesterchef. What on earth is that? Well, the idea was to combine food (Masterchef which is a really successful TV cooking show here and in the UK. I am not sure but I think it is coming soon to the US) and music (Glee) in a fun way by just by making small changes to the song titles or lyrics. #gleesterchef was started by Australia comedian Adam Hills, and was lots and lots of fun as more and more people got involved (or it was until the spammers got hold of the hashtag).

Here are just a couple of my favourites.

@noxceptions: #gleesterchef 'Cause I'm a crepe. I'm a weird dough. What the hell am I doughing here? I donut belong here

@heath76: #gleesterchef It's A Long Way To The Shop If You Want A Sausage Roll

@pattypoopants #gleesterchef they tried to make me eat a kebab, I said no, no, no!

@AceRimmerAdel: Like a bat out of hell, I'll be gone when the Mornay comes #gleesterchef

If I was going to make an entry it would probably have been Peaches of You by The Last Goodnight, mainly because I always thought that was what they were saying anyway. I knew it wasn't right because it didn't make any sense, but still.

What reading all the #gleesterchef tweets did make me think of for this week's Weekend Cooking post was songs about food or that could be linked to food! Now I am sure that there are hundreds of songs I could pick from but I thought I would start with just a few. I might come back to this topic in future posts.

One of my favourites would have to be Raspberry Beret by Prince, the Artist Formally Known as you know who I mean. I can't embed this song though because he is really strict on not allowing his music on Youtube.

I am possibly showing my age here, because one of the first songs I thought of was Cherry Pie by Warrant:

Move forward a few years into the early 2000s and UK singer Craig David had a hit with Flava

And another song about Peaches, this time by Presidents of the United States. Now I like peaches, and other fruit a lot, but I am not sure I would ever actually write a song about them!

Do you have any fun ideas for #gleesterchef? Do you have some favourite foodie songs?

 Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads and is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs.


  1. This is too cute. I will have to take time through the weekend to enjoy it. I need to write your addy down. Then, I can get back to your blog quickly.:)

  2. I luv Joanne Ross too. The Girl in The Steel Corset looks really good.

  3. 'Peaches of you' - that's hilarious!!! When I was a kid I thought Cold Chisel's Cheap Wine went 'cheap wine and a three legged goat' :-)

  4. Cute post! Fun! LOL @ Peaches of You:)
    There was the Popcorn Song by Hot Butter from way back, I remember!
    and Jimmy Buffet's Cheeseburger in Paradise!

  5. "Strawberry Fields Forever" by the Beatles. Still a great song title, especially as the season approaches.

  6. Fun, fun post!! I just loved it. A really old one is, Lollipop.
    And I Love Peanut Butter. I love Toast and Jam.

  7. I like Peaches and Cream, that old hip-hop song from the 90's.

  8. I love Prince's Rasberry Beret and Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles.

    The peaches song/video made me laugh. What food do i feel strongly enough about to compose a song about...?

  9. Pour Some Sugar on Me- Def Leppard

    Cheeseburger In Paradise- Jimmy Buffet

    Apple Peaches Pumpkin Pie- Jay and the Techniques

    T V Dinners- ZZ Top

    Ice cream man- Van Halen

  10. Fun post. I laughed while listening/watching the first video. He is saying Peaches!

  11. Great topic. I'd have to go with Cheeseburger in Paradise.

    Of course, there are a whole host of food-related kids songs. On Top of Spaghetti is the one my brother used to drive me crazy with.

  12. Joy, there are quite a few kid's songs. I like Cheeseburger in Paradise.

    Carol and Margot, I know right! It has always sounds like peaches to me.

    Faith, the only one of those I am familiar with is Pour Some Sugar on me, which is a cool song!

    Mummazappa, songs about alcohol is another post altogether. What were they are going to do with the goat?

    Heather and Peaceful Reader, yes! Strawberry Fields Forever came to mind for me too. As to foods that I feel strongly enough to write a song about? Maybe cheesecake?

    Caite, thanks for stopping by.

    Zibilee, I thought there was a song called Peaches and Cream, but then I was thinking that that was the name of Prince's backing singers and not a song.

    Thanks Nan. I had forgotten about Lollipop.

    Thanks Tea!

  13. I love this. I'm a bit too brain dead to think. Hymn. In ths50s there was a song called My Boy Lollipop

  14. Who sang "I love peanut butter. I love toast and jam"?