Thursday, December 17, 2009

Relic Tray: Singers & Swingers in the Kitchen

Posted By on Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 1:42 PM

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​If you were a pop star in the late 1960s, man, it wasn't groovy enough for you to simply soar to the top of the Billboard charts or appear on Hullabaloo or American Bandstand. You needed to cook too! In 1967, all hottest stars of TV, movies and the jukebox were featured in the 96-page paperback cookbook called Singers and Swingers in the Kitchen (Parallax, $1). This "Scene-Makers Cookbook" features "dozens of nutty, turned-on, easy-to-prepare recipes from the grooviest gourmets happening."

I don't know whether gourmet is the right word, since a lot of the stars provide pretty low-brow recipes. Paul Revere (of the Raiders) offers his chili dog chili recipe. Lesley Gore -- of "It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To" fame -- reveals her fave recipe for "Snick Snack Hamburgers" (tomato soup is the secret ingredient). And Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy has a yen for "Cold Soup Nimoy" made with sour cream and two cans of cream of celery soup. The Rolling Stones submitted "Hot Dogs on the Rocks," which requires only three ingredients: hot dogs, mashed potatoes and canned baked beans.

The book also features Egyptian-born Omar Sharif's fried chicken recipe (who would have guessed?), Sally Field's cheesecake, Jane Fonda's "Curried Chicken a la Kiki" and Sonny and Cher's "Perfect Pork Chops." Each member of The Monkees submitted his own recipe, including Peter Tork's "Mad Mandarin Salad" which the book describes as "a great no-cook dish that everyone flips over."

The recipe's after the jump.

 

 

Peter Tork's Mad Mandarin Salad

1 cup pineapple chunks

1 cup canned Mandarin oranges

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup miniature marshmallows

1 cup sour cream

 

Directions: Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and serve it to four appreciative people.

 

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