Because Songs Matter


Or at least tangentially about food. And like all good lists this one goes, in alphabetical order, to 11.
  1. from A Musical History. A 1976 outtake, this is Rick Danko near his vulnerable best.
  2. from The Pros and Cons of Collaboration. Cooking to this song is tons of fun, but also guaranteed to make you wish that you were at Carolyn Mark’s party instead.
  3. from Fat EP. Good advice re: bull sperm.
  4. from Texas Cookin’. He also wrote “Home Grown Tomatoes,” which is going to be the anthem of my forthcoming Summer of the Caprese Salad.
  5. from The Lonesome Jubilee. The American version of Leatherface’s “Baked Potato” (see below).
  6. from Mush. The British version of John Mellencamp’s “Hot Dogs and Hamburgers” (see above).
  7. from The Living Room Compilation. They were a Rhode Island new wave band that hardly mattered, but this song is funny and takes the place of The Beach Boys’ “Vegetables” which is on every other list of best food songs on the interwebs.
  8. from 1000 Kisses. This is the best written song on this list. And Guy Clark is on this list. Good god, this song.
  9. from Keen’s No Kinda Dancer and Lovett’s Lyle Lovett. In addition to the much acknowledged steaming greasy plates of enchiladas, also consider the pimento cheese sandwiches that inspired the fourth verse.
  10. from Somebody Else’s Troubles. Most underrated songwriter on this list. And Guy Clark is on this list.
  11. from Nighthawks at the Diner. *rhythmic snap*

We’re well aware that this site takes its name from a song on an album called Pizza Deliverance and offers sporadic taco recipes, and know you know that I, personally, am always starving. What do y’all got in the pantry? Food songs! Deliver them.


  1. May 1, 2013    

  2. bob bob
    May 2, 2013    

    “Eat at Joe’s” by Suzy Bogguss. The songs begins:

    “I go to work from 10:30 until 6 a.m
    Raking up those dimes and quarters
    Slinging eggs and ham
    Scrambled,poached or over easy
    Coffee black and strong”

  3. Eva Eva
    May 2, 2013    

    Carolina Chocolate Drops – Cornbread & Butterbeans
    Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Born Bred Corn Fed
    Drive-By Truckers – Sandwiches For The Road
    Grayson Capps – Bacon
    Tom Waits – Filipino Box Spring Hog/Fish In The Jailhouse/Ice Cream Man
    Silver Jews – Candy Jail
    Possessed By Paul James – Feed The Family
    Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Shake Your Molasses
    Old Crow Medicine Show – Mary’s Kitchen

    …although I suspect some of these aren’t actually about the food.

  4. May 2, 2013    

  5. Good Gravy Good Gravy
    May 2, 2013    

    Divine Fits – Like Ice Cream
    Cracker – Sweet Thistle Pie
    Texas Tornados – Guacamole
    Elvis – Polk Salad Annie
    U2 – Lemon
    The Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly

    Prince – Cream

  6. nathan nathan
    May 2, 2013    

    Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries – Blaze Foley and/or Gurf Morlix
    Mama’s Fried Potoatoes – Reverend Peyton and that big damn band

  7. drkptt drkptt
    May 2, 2013    

    Commander Cody–Two Triple Cheese

    Southern Culture on the Skids could fill half the list: Eight Piece Box, Carve Dat Possum, Banana Puddin’

    Mofro–Ho Cake

  8. May 2, 2013    


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