When you need a break from the food world taking itself a little too seriously, pick up The Gannet’s Gastronomic Miscellany and chuckle your way back to reality. This hilarious book of parody, satire and yes, many facts, is a stark contrast to croissant-doughnut hybrids and garnishes applied with tweezers. Formulating a full dinner party in song titles requires finesse in both the kitchen and DJ booth. 

Reprinted with permission from The Gannet’s Gastronomic Miscellany

A Menu In Song Titles

Good Evening (Mac Miller). Table For Two (Loretta Lynn). Not A Problem (Black Lips). Come On In (Eminem). Follow Me (John Denver). May I Take Your Order? (2 Chainz).

To Drink

Gin and Juice (Snoop Dogg)
Red, Red Wine (UB40)


Green Onions (Booker T & the MGs)
Eggs and Sausage (Tom Waits)
Chicken Grease (D’Angelo)

Main course

Fish, Chips and Sweat (Funkadelic)
Pork and Beans (Weezer)
Chop Suey! (System of a Down)
Jambalaya (Hank Williams)


Vegetables (The Beach Boys)
(Do the) Mashed Potatoes (James Brown)
Truffle Butter (Nicki Minaj)


Wild Honey Pie (The Beatles)
Birthday Cake (Rihanna)
Ice Cream for Crow (Captain Beefheart)
Apple Peaches Pumpkin Pie (Jay and the Techniques)
Lemon Incest (Serge and Charlotte Gainsbourg)


Whiskey in the Jar (Thin Lizzy)
Black Coffee in Bed (Squeeze)