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While My Guitar Helps Me Eat

Sometimes guitars scream about food. Have fun finding recipes, food info, and cooking tips hidden inside this post about National Guitar Month.

Food is Here, There, and Everywhere in Music
Food is Here, There, and Everywhere in Music

 

By Colleen Walsh Fong

 

It’s National Guitar Week. And believe it or not, guitars and food go together like spaghetti and meatballs. Think about it. Loads of songs, albums, bands, and even record companies have food in their titles.

 

Take Apple Records, through which music lovers can hit the mother lode of great songs, including Strawberry Fields, Glass Onion, and Savoy Truffle  to name a few. 

 

Honey shows up in lots of song titles, like the Beatles Honey Pie, Van Morrison’s Tupelo Honey, the Beach Boys’ Wild Honey, and Carl Perkins’ Honey Don’t, just as it is appearing as a sugar substitute in more and more recipes.

 

Even though honey has far more health benefits than refined sugar we shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Rock 'N Roll without Chubby Checker’s Peppermint Twist, Neil Young’s Sugar Mountainor Marcy Playground’s Sex and Candy would be like Valentine's Day without sweets or birthdays without cake

 

Maybe the sweetest Rock 'N Roll song of all is American Pie by Don McLean. It outlines the history of rock to the date of its 1972 release.

 

Fats Domino had an early rock hit with Blueberry Hill. It has stood the test of time just like blueberries, which deliver health-boosting antioxidants to those who indulge.

 

The Allman Brothers named an entire album, Eat a Peach after the fruit truck that fatally hit Dwayne Allman while he rode his motorcycle. And Meat Loaf  took food to a really personal level.

 

If you’re more of a carnivore than a sugartooth, your favorite ode to food may be Jimmy Buffet’s Cheeseburger in Paradise

 

Or the smokin', foot stompin', blue grass tune Dixie Chicken by Little Feat. And it’s hard not to appreciate how Nirvana let the Big Cheese stand alone.

 

What’s your favorite guitar-based food song? Have a little fun and find a dish to celebrate it this month!

 

Photos Courtesy of Easy Weekly Meals

 

 

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