BANANAS, PEANUT BUTTER AND ELVIS
Re: “Banana Nightlife,” Food column by Dale Curry. September 2010 issue.

In the food section “Banana Nightlife,” Dale Curry made a statement: “Elvis Presley invented a banana entrée: banana and peanut butter sandwiches.”

I would like to take exception to that. In the 1930s my mother made banana and peanut butter sandwiches for me and my sister in New Orleans. I believe that was before Elvis was born.

We never ate peanut butter sandwiches with jelly or jam – only with bananas.

C.J. Blanda
Metairie


Reply: Elvis also got credit for “Hound Dog” although Carl Perkins sang it first. For both the song and the sandwich it is fair to say that Elvis popularized them although he created neither. We agree with your point though, ditch the jelly and bring on the bananas.
 

You Might Also Like

What Mom Made

Recipes worth saving

The Fresh That Binds

The Beatles And Me

Passionate for Penguins

Backstage Penguin Pass

Very Vegan

Embracing the “diet of the depraved”

Add your comment:

Latest Posts

Second Grade Stress

It's starting to get real, y’all.

A Second Look at CellarDoor

Table for one

Planning quality me-time to relax, rejuvenate and have fun.

A Contemplation on Celebration

Just about every day has a designated cause or product.

POLS IN PRISON

NAGIN WAS THE LATEST; RICHARD LECHE WAS THE FIRST