This file includes beef, chicken and turkey, dining out, dinner, fish and seafood, ham and pork, hot dogs and cold-cuts, lunch, picnics and barbecues, pizza, soup and stew, and miscellaneous meats.

Also see Misc Food, Vegetables, Cooking, Chocolate, Desserts and Snacks, Dieting, Fruits and Berries, Beverages, and Health.

Page Toppers

Some foods introduced to the market in the 20th century.

Source: Bon Appetit magazine.

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Miscellaneous Meats


Songs about Miscellaneous Meat

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Chicken and Turkey


Songs about Chicken and Turkey

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Quotes and Page Toppers


On Top of Spaghetti

(Sung to the tune of On Top of Old Smokey)

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball
when somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table
and onto the floor
And then my poor meatball
it rolled out the door.

Rolled into the garden
and under a bush
and then my poor meatball
was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
as tasty could be
and early next summer
grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered
with beautiful moss
it grew lovely meatballs
and tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti
all covered with cheese
hold on to your meatballs
and don't ever sneeze.

Roast Beef

(Henry Fielding)

When mighty roast beef
was the Englishman's food

It ennobled our hearts
and enriched our blood--

Our soldiers were brave
and our courtiers were good.

Oh! the roast beef of England.
And Old England's roast beef.

Songs about Beef

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Dining Out

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Songs about Dining Out

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Songs about Dinner

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Fish and Seafood


Songs about Fish and Seafood

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Ham and Pork


The Pig

(Ogden Nash)

The Pig, if I am not mistaken,
Gives us ham and pork and Bacon.
Let others think his heart is big,
I think it stupid of the Pig.

Songs about Ham

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Hot Dogs and Cold-Cuts


Songs about Hot Dogs and Cold-Cuts

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Songs about Lunch

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Picnics and Barbecues

Page Toppers

The Picnic

(Dorothy Aldis)

We brought a rug for sittin on,
Our lunch was in a box.
The sand was warm. We didn't wear
Hats or Shoes or Socks.

Waves came curling up the beach.
We waded. It was fun.
Our sandwiches were different kinds.
I dropped my jelly one.

Songs about Picnics and Barbecues

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20 Weird things to do while ordering Pizza:

  1. Press random numbers on your phone while ordering. Ask them to stop doing that.
  2. Make up a charge-card name. Ask if they accept it.
  3. Order a Big Mac Extra Value Meal.
  4. Tell them a rival pizza place is on the other line and you're going with the lowest bidder.
  5. Give them your address, exclaim "Oh, just surprise me!" and hang up.
  6. Tell them to put the crust on top.
  7. Spell out the name of the toppings you want.
  8. Stutter on the letter 'p'.
  9. Say hello, then act as if they called you.
  10. Order exotic toppings like caviar or smoked oysters.
  11. Change your accent every few words.
  12. Order 52 pepperoni slices prepared in a fractal pattern following an equation you are about to dictate.
  13. When they repeat the order, say: "OK. That'll be $10.99; please pull up to the window."
  14. Ask if you can rent a pizza.
  15. Ask if you get to keep the pizza box. When they say yes, thank them profusely.
  16. Put the accent on the last syllable of 'pepperoni'. Use the long 'i' sound.
  17. Ask that your pizza be "shaken, not stirred."
  18. Tell them to double-check to make sure your pizza is, in fact, dead.
  19. Ask to see a menu.
  20. Ask what topping goes best with well-aged Chardonnay.

Songs about Pizza

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Soups and Stew

Ode to Stew

I surely never hope to view
A steak as luscious as a stew.
The latter is the tasty goal
Of elements in perfect whole,
A mad assemblage of legumes
Exuding warm ambrosial fumes,
Each seasoning of proper length,
Proving in Union there's strength.
A steak is grander, it is true,
Yet needs no special skill to brew.
It is an art a stew to make,
But anyone can broil a steak.

Songs about Soups and Stew

Some of the song titles on this page came from Eric's Thematic Songlists

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