food is love and love is food.
valentine’s day restaurant rant alert: why do you have to have a set menu? full of the blandest and cheapest crap on the menu? it’s valentine’s day and i want to choose!
all saints – black coffee
very chilled coffee house track from the girls, which was an image departure after nic and nat’s early days of falling in and out of the met bar.
anthony hamilton – cornbread fish and collard greens
well anthony does like his women to eat.
d’angelo – devil’s pie
from ‘voodoo’ – yes the album with that cover.
hil st soul – bag of chips
can’t quite understand why this track wasn’t a bigger success.
labelle – lady marmalade
labelle actually weren’t the first group to record this enduringly popular song about hookers – it was a disco group called eleventh hour.
little milton – grits ain’t groceries
for years i thought grits were like big crisps cos thats what they sold at butlins when i was a kid…now i’ve been to momma cherri’s soul food cafe i understand it a bit better…
ll cool j and mary j blige – favourite flavour
when i first heard this i couldn’t believe how similar it sounded to their previous collaboration a decade earlier on the remix of ‘mary jane’.
loose ends – a little spice
i’ve said it before – loose ends are the truth.
michael cooper – dinner for two
i discovered michael late. it looks like his careers has spanned three decades so far.
prince – martika’s kitchen
i think i prefer this version. i love how prince records demos for the artists he produces for. i suppose a lot of artists do – but his are often better versions.
prince – cream
prince understands the erotic power of food – peach, raspberry beret, chocolate…
scotty and lorna bennett – breakfast in bed
i never got the breakfast in bed thing – until recently. i was in a hotel with a nice room, and i ordered three kinds of egg with toast and mushrooms, and orange, apple and grapefruit juices. it really sorted out my hangover…which was just as well as i was there to work!
sunshine anderson – lunch or dinner
food is a play safe setting for a first date. i suppose there’s less awkward silence if you can’t speak anyway cos your mouth is full.