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Joined: Jan 18 2009
House Special

We did part of a tour with an oldschooler named Spaghetti Freddie...of course...his specialty was......spaghetti. Well....we were at a show down at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia, I think it was 93'. Well Freddy was ACTUALLY known for the "spices" he used in his sauce. So, one night...he made a sauce that was EXTRA special. And it so happens that Po-po was on the prowl and trying to bust anyone for anything, and they decided to mess with Freddie a little bit and scare him...but...being Freddie...he was to suave to get his goat taken....and he actually got the two cops to have a of his special spaghetti. Obviously...we never saw those two boys in blue again...but I'll bet they pulled some extra duty at the dead show that night! La la la!

Joined: Jan 18 2009

What DIDN'T we sell!?!

Joined: Jan 7 2009
Cooking with the Dead

Just Keeping the music alive Was cleaning out a few boxes, when I found a neat lil book. Recipes and Stories from Fans on the Road. " Cooking with the Dead". Book is written by Elizabeth Zipern.. Some neat stories and recipies. If there is anyone out there who was quoted and put their recipe in the book, I will send you my copy of this book. This way you can share your life on tour with your friends and relatives. Also might be a hoot if you have the book to take on tour this year. Remember to share what you have. Peace to all...

Joined: Jun 29 2007
organic whole wheat pizza and spaghetti

peace through music
We made food on tour from 1984-1990s. We started out with cookies and brownies and then we got a silver bus that we bought in Oregon for $1,000, all fixed up like a camper! It had a great kitchen stove. We started making organic whole wheat pizza and organic spaghetti at the Henry Kaiser and everything was $1.00 a slice or plate. Pregnant women and kids ate free. We'd cook all day and go into the shows and come out and cook again til the wee hours. Sometimes, like at Stanford University we'd cook breakfast, organic pancakes with real maple syrup. Why all this healthy food? We were not doing it just for the money, we wanted to provide a service of food that made everyone feel good. I remember up in Maine making lobster pizza at the Oxford Speedway. Really delicious! And then there was that special mushroom pizza, not available to pregnant women or kids!!! Philly and Chicago were the biggest pizza cities for us.

Joined: Jan 8 2009
French Fries

mainly sold t-shirts "fuckengruven, Here comes sunshine, Ripple, Humboldt 420...just to name a few of my origonals... But i use to mix in fries and beer to help keep things interesting..

Joined: Jul 29 2008
My straight arrow brother in law loved the cookbook

He collects cookbooks, and this one is unique enough to stand out.
I have a sigfile! -->

Joined: Jul 12 2007
Kind Veggie Burritos - The Cookbook

Hey now, y'all!
Yup, I guess it's about time I checked in here! (Woo-hoo!! Mail order today!)

Thanks for your kind words about my cookbook and for keeping it going..It really is a labor of love. I got the idea for writing it back in early 1991 when, in between tours, I started jonesing, not only for the music, but for some of the really good parking lot food you could sometimes find. Yes, there could be some sketchy stuff, but when it was good, it was sublime!

The truth was, I never could get my stir-fry exactly right, and oh, those burritos!

So I started talking to Deadheads in the lot, handed out flyers, emailed on the Internet, and got recipes and suggestions from Heads everywhere that I could find them. And so, on Spring Tour of 1995, my cookbook was born! With over 120 pages of recipes, I use it all the time in my kitchen. Veggie burritos, main dishes, munchies, soups, salads, and even a little Meat As Well!

Like it was noted before, all proceeds go to Rex and SEVA. Nowadays, with costs going up, it's not as much as it was, but every bit counts.

By the way, I never realized that typo on the Pear Chutney recipe... that line is repeated, I believe, and nothing was left out.. sorry about that! Thanks for letting me know. I can't believe I never noticed it.. shows you where I am, when I'm cooking! ;-)

Anyway, just stopping by to say hey, and I hope to see you down the road!
Have yourself a kind and beautiful day!
- Beth

Beth Livingston
Author of Kind Veggie Burritos: The Cookbook
Recipes for Deadheads, all proceeds go to Rex & SEVA
"Without love in the dream, it'll never come true."

Joined: Jun 25 2007
"Falafal, but I'll feel better in the morning."

A guy said this when he called in to Tales From The Golden Road a while back. They seemed to recognize him. Is that the guy? On another note, my son is a great cook and we have talked about the food scam opportunity. Is there any bureaucratic hassle like health inspectors, licenses, or crackdowns on the alcohol (my wife makes a better hippy than me because I am so indoctrinated on rules and obeying signs and she says "why can't we just do what we want?")? I imagine the official venders inside the festivals have something.

Joined: Jan 6 2009
lot food

Hi there-
my friend and i sold beadwork on our first east coast tour, we quickly learned that it was easier and faster to sell good clean food.We started with veggie burritos, then branched out into making Thai Peanut Veggie Rolls, and even made banana, pb and raisin wraps.
We liked to sell out before the show because it was SO hard at times to remember what was in the burritos after the show. If you know what i mean. We loved it b/c it put us in touch with a lot of nice people, and so many memorable moments. Selling food also allowed me to tour for years and see hundreds of shows (330- i think)

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Joined: Jan 6 2009
Veggie Spagetti and Hot Soup

How about the Veggie Spaghetti and Hot Soup!

River gonna take me
Sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy
all the way back back home
It's a far gone lullaby
sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come
since I first left home


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