“Never Eat More Than You Can Lift”
In the loving words of Miss Piggy, “Never eat more than you can lift.” Where is this diet tip taken from? Her cookbook – In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy. Yes, we live in a world where puppets are running around the kitchen gathering their best recipes and then proceeding to publish them. (Can’t you just imagine Miss Piggy wearing an apron and chasing after Kermit with a spatula, either deliriously infatuated or seething with rage.
Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about crazed pigs cooking up meals. Miss Piggy’s cookbooks is actually subtitled Fabulous Recipes from My Famous Celebrity Friends (whoever they may be: Kermit? the Swedish Chef? Gonzo?)
One reviewer of the book described it as “the funniest cookbook you’ll ever read, and the recipes are not half bad either….” Funny to think that we are purchasing cookbooks for entertainment value rather than tasty recipes. Although, it’s probably nice to have a few laughs while your cooking up dinner.
Seeing that Miss Piggy had her own cookbook led me to wonder about other celebrities with cookbooks – other than food-related celebrities! It turns out that many C- and D-list celebrities have cookbooks. Here’s a few of the crazier ones I found
Kill It & Grill It: A Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish by Ted and Shemane Nugent. The cover consists of Ted Nugent wearing a ripped denim tanktop and holding a rife. I have no words for this one. Click the link to see the cover.
Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price by Coolio. Another cover that you might find entertaining, although definitely not as crazy as Ted’s.
It turns out that Miss Piggy has also forayed into the world of love, fashion, and relationship advice. She has two more books – The Diva Code: Miss Piggy on Life, Love and the 10,000 Idiotic Things Men Frogs Do, and Miss Piggy’s Rules: Swine-Tested Secrets for Catching Mr. Right, Keeping Him & Throwing Him Back When You’ve Had Enough. She really likes her verbose titles.
So are cookbooks just a simple moneymaker for celebrities who aren’t drinking from the golden fountains of stardom? Or are they genuinely interested in food and cooking? Dolly Parton has a cookbook, although I’ve read that she is actually a good cook, a fact known throughout Nashville.
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Do you have any celebrity cookbooks? If so, are they for entertainment purposes (like our delightful Miss Piggy’s book) or are the recipes worth trying? It’s hard enough trying to find a decent cookbook with all the choices out there! What are your go-to cookbooks? Any one have any more diet tips from the inimitable Miss Piggy?
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