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Oct 25, 2010 11:13 AM

Beatles Themed Potluck

Hi Chowhounders!
I need your help! I am going to be attending a potluck and the theme is food inspired by Beatle's songs. Other than Strawberry Fields Forever, I can't think of any other food references in their songs. Any suggestions for clever dishes to bring for this potluck?

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  1. Yellow Submarine sandwich.

    1. Octopus's Garden
      Glass Onion
      Eggs (I Am The Walrus - "I am the Eggman"...)
      Mean Mr. Mustard
      Rice (Eleanor Rigby)
      Marshmallow Pies (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds)

      ETA: You could make a Tortilla Espanola with eggs and onions (and potatoes)....very simple, and a good potluck dish.

      1 Reply
      1. re: LindaWhit

        Funny, we once made a Beatles Tortilla as you describe. We cut it up into party sized squares and inserted toothpicks in each square. Of course the toothpicks were topped with a paper copy of each Beatles' head (xeroxed from the the Hard Day's Night LP onto Avery labels. just stick two sides together on a toothpick.).

        This thread is great 'cause I thought we were the only ones gonzo enough to have an annual Beatles Fest.

      2. The Beatles have a ton of food references in their songs! They sing about fish and meat and octopus and all sorts of food items. Here's a few that came to mind:

        "Marmalade skies" and "marshmallow pies" from "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
        "Savoy Truffle" and "Honey Pie" from the White Album
        "Mean Mr. Mustard" from Abbey Road
        "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

        4 Replies
        1. re: boogiebaby

          Savory Truffle Lyrics:

          Creme tangerine and Montélimar
          A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
          A coffee dessert--yes you know it's good news
          But you'll have to have them all pulled out
          After the Savoy truffle.

          Cool cherry cream, nice apple tart
          I feel your taste all the time we're apart
          Coconut fudge--really blows down those blues
          But you'll have to have them all pulled out
          After the Savoy truffle.

            1. re: Glencora

              @Glencora, i love your CH-esque Freudian slip with the title ;)

            1. re: pamd

              great link, pamd. I'm saving it for future reference!

            2. Come Together- coca cola
              Drive My Car- peanuts
              I Am The Walrus- cornflakes, custard, semolina
              Penny Lane- fish and finger pie
              Rain- lemonade
              Rocky Racoon-gin

              3 Replies
              1. re: BubblyOne

                Uh, that Penny Lane reference is not to food!

                1. re: visciole

                  LOL. I was just going to say...I hope no one eats "fish and finger pie" at your party!

                  Unless it's THAT kinda party, in which case, I don't judge... :o)

                  1. re: yfunk3

                    The "custard" reference in I am the Walrus isn't food, either.