Not All Celebrity Diets Are 100% Lame


Written by Aisha Nozari
12 Friday 12th July 2013

Celebrity diets suck, right? They're all cabbage, heroin and water. I mean if achieving the perfect lollipop head means eating baby food for a month then FUCK that. According to Dangerous Minds, however, not all famous people are total douche bags when it comes to eating. Turns out some celebrities eat tacos, chilli mack and Christmas pudding. Hallelujah. The site posted the fav recipes of some of the biggest artists of all time. Sadly Cheryl Cole's oxygen soup didn't make the cut.

Kim Gordon's Tuna Taco Recipe

Taken from a 1996 Sassy magazine article, the mucisian recalls her art school days


• 1 can chunk white dolphin-safe tuna in springwater
• 1 glob mayo (as you like it)
• 1 green onion (scallion) chopped
• 1/2 lemon squeezed
• 1 or 2 finely chopped jalapenos or small green chilies
• 4 as-fresh-as-you-can-find corn tortillas
• butter
• watercress


Allen Ginsburg's Cold Summer Borscht

This recipe of Ginsburg's was recently being sold on ebay. I bet it went for a load of money, I mean who doesn't like Ginsberg and cold soup?

(FYI Borscht is a Ukrainian soup)


Dozen beets cleaned & chopped to bite size salad-size Strips

Stems & leaves also chopped like salad lettuce
All boiled together lightly salted to make a bright red soup,
with beets now soft - boil an hour or more
Add Sugar & Lemon Juice to make the red liquid
sweet & sour like Lemonade
Chill 4 gallon(s) of beet liquid -
Serve with (1) Sour Cream on table
(2) Boiled small or halved potato
on the side
i.e. so hot potatoes don’t heat the
cold soup prematurely
(3) Spring salad on table to put into
cold red liquid
1) Onions - sliced (spring onions)
2) Tomatoes - sliced bite-sized
3) Lettuce - ditto
4) Cucumbers - ditto
5) a few radishes

Miles Davis 'South Side Chicago Chilli Mack'

John Szwed included this in his Davis biography. I'm gunna go ahead and say Miles was onto a winner with this.


1 tablespoon bacon grease
2 pounds ground lean chuck
salt and pepper
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
3 large cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 can tomatoes
1 can beef broth
1/2 jar of mustard
1/2 shot glass of vinegar
pinto or kidney beans


George Orwell's Recipe for Christmas Pudding

Back in 1946 the British council commissioned Orwell to write about good British food during a time of rationing, and who doesn't like Christmas pudding? (I actually really hate Christmas pudding)


1 lb each of currants, sultanas & raisins
2 ounces sweet almonds
1 ounce bitter almonds
4 ounces mixed peel
1/2 lb brown sugar
1/2 lb flour
1/4 lb breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoonful salt
1/2 teaspoonful grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoonful powdered cinnamon
6 ounces suet
The rind and juice of 1 lemon
5 eggs
A little milk
1/8 of a pint of brandy, or a little beer.


Freddy Mercury Chicken Dhansak

Mercury's assistant, Peter Freestone, was employed by the muscian for over ten years. According to Freestone Chicken Dhansak was, like, his fav ever.

25 gm channa, 25 gm moong, 25gm red and 50 gm toor lentils
125 ml oil
650 gm boneless chicken 2cm cubes
3 med onions
2 cloves garlic
410 gm tinned tomatoes
1 medium aubergine chopped
1 large potato chopped
115 gm spinach (frozen)
100 gm fresh coriander
50 gm fresh mint
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 brown cardamom
5cm cassia bark
½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground fenugreek seeds
½ teaspoon chilli powder

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