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NRBQ - “RC Cola and a Moon Pie”

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Take a Tater and Wait by Little Jimmy Dickens.
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Billie Holiday: Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer.
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And of course the classic 99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall.
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Annette Hanshaw: Cooking Breakfast For the One I Love.
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ALL pop songs are about food. You think that song is about young love? The songwriter was daydreaming about hot pastrami, mashed rutabaga, and black raspberry ice cream while he was writing it.

Hands down, the greatest food song is Bobby (“Route 66”) Troup’s “I’m Such a Hungry Man” (1956), which will give you a craving for roast turkey, chop suey, shish kebab, and steamed clams in a bucket all at the same time.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q0rRtJH3iHQ

You should click on the link as much for the blonde as for the song. You could grate Parmesan on those cheekbones.
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"Strawberry Jam" by Michelle Shocked

"Come On 'a My House" by Rosemary Clooney

There's a Japanese girl band called Cibo Mato that sings mostly songs about food. Like Weird Al, they started by taking existing songs and changing the sexual references to food-based ones, and then branched out with original compositions. Eventually they went into a different direction entirely, but "Know Your Chicken" is worth tracking down.
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"Eat Steak" by Reverend Horton Heat
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Cab Calloway - Everybody Eats When They Come to my House

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“Too Much Barbecue,” Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows. Great Chicago blues, and the video is funny as hell.

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This is either the most disturbing or uplifting song about food ever produced.

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the Day!"

Certainly a contender for the song listing the greatest number of different foods - and all for breakfast!
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Does this count? 8P

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WARNING: Extremely catchy BAD song.
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The McDonalds Menu Song. Stupid marketing jingle that embedded itself in my 12-year-old brain and never left.
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Frank Zappa had a weird obsession with food songs: The Duke of Prunes, St. Alonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Muffin Man etc. And that doesn't count instrumentals like Peaches en Regalia or the Gumbo Variations.

Also, WARNING: Do not listen to if lactose intolerant
The Cheese Alarm, Robyn Hitchcock.
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Green Onion Top by Roosevelt Sykes

Matzoh Balls by Slim Gaillard and His Flat Foot Floogie Boys

Mama Don't Want No Peas and Rice and Coconut Oil by Cleo Brown

Mrs. Murphy's Chowder by Ed Smalle and Vernon Dalhart

Cut Yourself a Piece of Cake by Billy Murray

You're the Cream in My Coffee by Annette Hanshaw

Black Coffee by Wingy Manone
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Gravy Waltz, sung here by Mel Torme. Song written by Ray Brown and Steve Allen.
More commonly performed as an instrumental.
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There's the English folk song "The Mallard" (common species of wild duck): one of those tongue-twisting agglomerative ones which present quite a challenge to the singer. The basic verse goes:

I have et -- what have I et?
I have et the [body part] of a mallard.
[first part named is the toe, then working up the body: the part named, is then repeated twice with the addition of "y"; followed -- now in down-the-body order -- by all the previously-named parts, with "y" appended: each verse is therefore a couple of words longer than the previous one. Thus -- for verse 1:]
Toe-toe-y; and the nippers and all;
And good a meat was the mallard --
And now I am in Debility House,
And good a meat was the mallard.

[Some parts are named, which it's doubtful that any human would actually be able to eat; but, well, poetic license.

If the singer has managed to make it all the way through, the final verse runs:]

I have et -- what have I et?
I have et the bill of a mallard.
Bill-billy, head-heady, neck-necky, wing-wingy, breast-breasty, back-backy, rump-rumpy, thigh-thigh-y, knee-knee-y, leg-leggy, foot-footy, toe-toe-y; and the nippers and all;
And good a meat was the mallard --
And now I am in Debility House,
And good a meat was the mallard.
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Frim Fram Sauce written in 1945 and performed by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others before Diana Krall was born.
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Frim Fram Sauce written in 1945 and performed by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others before Diana Krall was born.
Yes, I know. My link was to Ms. Krall's version.
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I know. Didn't want folks to think it was exclusively hers.
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"On top of spagheeeeettiiiiiiii, all covered with cheeeeeeeeeese, I lost my poor meeeeeeatballllll when somebody sneeeeeeeezed..."
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Two songs written by Rupert Holmes: Escape (The Piña Colada Song) and Timothy.
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Bottle of Wine, originally written and sung by Tom Paxton, and covered by The Fireballs.
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Red, Red Wine
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I heard somewhere that Timothy was the mule.
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I heard somewhere that Timothy was the mule.
That was the cover story the record company tried to sell, which gets Holmes very upset, since it suggests he would write a song about an innocent mule being eaten.

Just remembered another song: Eat the Rich by Aerosmith.

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The Cuban Sandwich--Barrence Whitfield and Tom Russell
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The Cuban Sandwich--Barrence Whitfield and Tom Russell
I’ve always loved that song and feel somewhat proprietary about it, since NYC and south Florida are pretty much the only places in the US where you can get a Cuban sandwich.

Now I want a Cuban sandwich.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_sandwich
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I’ve always loved that song and feel somewhat proprietary about it, since NYC and south Florida are pretty much the only places in the US where you can get a Cuban sandwich.
I would imagine any place with a Cuban restaurant would have Cuban sandwiches (though I believe they originated in Florida--Tampa, IIRC). Certainly, I don't have trouble finding them here. I'm under the impression that it's a pretty popular sandwich, so I'd be shocked if it's confined to only a small handful of cities in the US.

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According to the Wikipedia article I linked but did not read, they are easily available outside of Miami/Key West area in “NYC, Puerto Rico, and Chicago.” All of which seem to have Cubans. Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Minneapolis, Houston, Boston, Baltimore, DC, Savannah...not so much.

So consider yourself lucky and go out and eat a Cuban sandwich today.
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According to the Wikipedia article I linked but did not read, they are easily available outside of Miami/Key West area in “NYC, Puerto Rico, and Chicago.” All of which seem to have Cubans. Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Minneapolis, Houston, Boston, Baltimore, DC, Savannah...not so much.

So consider yourself lucky and go out and eat a Cuban sandwich today.
I find that really hard to believe. I only searched LA and Cuban sandwich, and this turned up. It's a list of the ten best places in LA to get a Cuban sandwich, suggesting there are much more than ten places where you can get one.

OK, I'll check one more. Here's a list of Denver's best Cubans. There are apparently enough there to warrant a curated list, as well.

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You’re more diligent than I am, I’ll give you that.

Now go back and research which of those places include salami — Tampa-style — and which are the purists. And hurry it up; there’s no telling whether I’m about to jump on the Denver plane for a Cubano.
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One of these days I'll get my butt down to Florida (something I generally try to avoid doing) and have a cubano in Tampa and/or Miami to calibrate my sense of what a cubano is supposed to be like, at least in its own neighborhood. I don't think any of the places I've had a cubano here in Chicago have included salami as a topping. (Also, our Mexican joints often have a torta Cubana, but this is not to be confused with the Cuban sandwich you know. It's basically and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink torta.) I also understand that cubano aficionados are very particular about the bread used, as well, so I'd like to get a sense for the bread that is supposed to be used.

But, yeah, it seems to be a fairly mainstream sandwich to me these days. I feel like I see somebody making one on Food Network or Youtube cooking channels like every other day.

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I’ve had Cubanos in Miami AND Key West, and they’re not as good as my own little hometown Dominican joint El Gran Castile de Jagua, on Flatbush Avenue just east of Seventh.

The main difference is the Florida places slice the roasted pork with a deli machine, whereas in Brooklyn they hack chunks of meat directly off the joint of pork shoulder.
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I’ve had Cubanos in Miami AND Key West, and they’re not as good as my own little hometown Dominican joint El Gran Castile de Jagua, on Flatbush Avenue just east of Seventh.

The main difference is the Florida places slice the roasted pork with a deli machine, whereas in Brooklyn they hack chunks of meat directly off the joint of pork shoulder.
Yeah, I've had both kinds here. I actually prefer the sliced version, so when I make them at home, I use my handy dandy meat slicer. But that roast pork sure is delicious in any form!
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....when I make them at home...

You own a SANDWICH PRESS?

Not even going to comment on that meat slicer of yours. You fucker, Ima comin to your house when you asleep, an steal YOUR KITCHEN.
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....when I make them at home...

You own a SANDWICH PRESS?

Not even going to comment on that meat slicer of yours. You fucker, Ima comin to your house when you asleep, an steal YOUR KITCHEN.
Naw, just a cheap-ass panini press type of thing. The meat slicer, though, is serious heavy-duty stuff. I can barely lift the damned thing. It's a vintage Globe 150 (I think) meat slicer. Got it from a friend for $200 when he upgraded to a $1000 meat slicer for god knows what reason. Thing is awesome even if only used it for making homemade Italian beef sandwiches and Philly-style roast pork sandwiches. (To be honest, that is about 90% what I use it for.)
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Naw, just a cheap-ass panini press type of thing. The meat slicer, though, is serious heavy-duty stuff. I can barely lift the damned thing. It's a vintage Globe 150 (I think) meat slicer. Got it from a friend for $200 when he upgraded to a $1000 meat slicer for god knows what reason. Thing is awesome even if only used it for making homemade Italian beef sandwiches and Philly-style roast pork sandwiches. (To be honest, that is about 90% what I use it for.)
The other 10% is eliciting confessions?

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No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who

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Pretty much the entirely of Cibo Matto's first album is about food, with tracks including:

"Apple"
"Beef Jerky"
"Sugar Water"
"White Pepper Ice Cream"
"Birthday Cake"
"Know Your Chicken"
"The Candy Man"
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"Artichoke"

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Boiled Beef and Carrots

A Little Bit of Cucumber


My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock

And one I've just heard of, but the words and music seem to be lost:

Pulling My Rhubarb Out
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