Drum roll, please. Here are the four winners of our recent contest for best food songs.
For best “song-about-food” nomination from our Manhattan entrants, we think Teanna’s suggestion of “Animal Crackers in my Soup” by Shirley Temple is pretty unique. (Sings Temple: “When they’re inside me where it’s dark, I walk around like Noah’s ark!” See the video here, and above.)
For best “song-about-food” nomination from our Brooklyn entrants, we agree with Rodney Bedsole that “Green Onions” by Booker T and the MGs is the coolest, hippest food song ever. (Plus the Times just did a whole feature on Booker T’s new solo projects this past weekend!) “Just try to listen to it without tapping your toes or feeling your body start to groove with the rhythm,” says Bedsole.
For best “song-about-food” nomination from our East End entrants, this was a difficult one. Not only did you nominate certain classics (“Tangerine” by Led Zep, Salt Peanuts by Dizzy, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy), and not only were there more than one Beck song nominated, but you made an effort to include the contemporary and MTK Festival related (“Horchata” by Vampire Weekend). The range of entries was impressive. (We were disappointed to not see “Red Beans and Rice” by Michael Franti & Spearhead, a great song about food and conscientious eating.) But we were most taken by the simplicity of “Punky’s Dilemma” by Simon & Garfunkel, submitted by a reader who calls themselves NBH259, a short little ditty that imagines what it feels like to be two brand name food products.
Each of these “song-about-food” winners will receive two tickets to our upcoming “Edible Escapes” event on October 19, as well as a subscription to the Edible of your choice (total value $115).
And for our new subscriber winner (selected from all new subscribers since the contest began), we picked Eric Raisher to win a Bodum FYRKAT picnic charcoal grill ($59 value), as well as two tickets to “Edible Escapes.”
Winners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prizes and confirm your mailing address. And thank you to all entrants. Keep reading. (And listening!)