160 pages/Seiten; 23x20 cm; Paperback: This is an odd book: It lists chronologically what the author believes to have been Elvis's favorite food plus recipes for that. Quite interesting what was served in the army in the late 1950s, on the other hand I would rather not live on all this stuff. However, it is interesting to read and it has a lot of rare b&w photographs. Dieses Buch listet chronologisch das auf, von dem der Autor glaubt, es seien Elvis' Lieblingsspeisen gewesen und gibt auch gleich das Rezept dazu. Es ist zwar interessant zu wissen, womit die GIs in den späten 50er Jahren ernährt wurden, von allem anderen in diesem Buch möchte ich aber nicht leben müssen. Dennoch ist es interessant zu lesen, weil anders, und es enthält viele selten S/W-Fotos.
Food Fit For A King
The Definitive Elvis Cookbook
'A splendid book.' The Independent
Unlike most celebrities who are distant from their fans, Elvis was a star of the people; Elvis, rich and famous, was still one of them. His cuisine reflects his life - both innocent and fabulous. In this celebration of Elvis's lust for life and food, David Adler went where the King ate and talked to the people he dined with. He came up with some 70 delicious recipes from Elvis's table and a host of colourful stories about the King from those who knew him best. It is the story of Elvis's life through the food he ate and the people who fed him.
In Thipelo, Adler learnt about young Elvis's favourite dishes during a family reunion at his birthplace. He discovered the school fare of Humes High cafeteria and the roadside cuisine of the Gridiron in south Memphis as well as the Army Cook School in Fort Lee, Virginia, to experience first-hand the food that fuelled Elvis. He sampled the opulent buffets of Las Vegas, the spectacular luaus of Hawaii and the glitzy fare of Hollywood. He was given the recipes for Elvis and Priscilla's Wedding Cake and the 'Love Me Slender' diets. But the icing on the cake was the time he was prepared dinner by Elvis's Graceland cook, served on the King's own plates.
THIS IS ELVIS CUISINE
* Southern cooking raised to new baroque heights.
* Snacking without guilt.
* Eating whenever, whatever and however much you want.
ELVIS CUISINE IS FOOD LUST
Front cover photograph Archive Photos