In the Kitsch-en
The other day I stopped by a local store before heading home. Lo and behold what caught my eye? A copy of Are You Hungry Tonight? Elvis’ Favourite Recipes! My Hound Dog senses must have sniffed it out. At $2.50, and being an Elvis fan, I just had to buy it. (Now Don’t Be Cruel – Let me clarify, I’m NOT the velvet-print Elvis variety of fan and I do believe he died 30 years ago.And even if I did think he were still alive,Â I believe he’d be smart enough to have ditched the jewelled jumpsuits long ago!)Â The book isÂ the perfect kitschy sort of thing you pick up “just because”. Besides, it gives directions on how to make those infamous fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.Â
And surprise, surprise.Â Upon further investigation, Are You Hungry Tonight? isn’t the only Elvis themed cookbook.Â Check out these rockin’ recipe repositories:
Fit for a King: The Elvis Presley Cookbook
The Presley Family Cookbook (by Vester Presley)
All Cooked Up (by Donna Presley Early)
For me, I think the one cookbook is enough. However, IÂ said that about having one cat and I now have two, and Â if I do see one of the others at a good price, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t Help Falling in Love and would make my way to the checkout, book in hand.