Along with being the Queen of Soul music, legendary singer Aretha Franklin was also the queen of soul food. After music, food came in a close second among the late singer’s passions.
Franklin died on Aug 16 at the age of 76.
Just a few years ago, the enterprising singer had spoken about plans to launch a food line of comfort foods like pies, chili, gumbo and baked chicken – a direct response to the launch of long-rumoured rival Patti LaBelle’s food line of sweet potato pies which flew off Walmart shelves in 2016. The food line never did get off the ground.
But Franklin did leave a few other food legacies, including her recipe for peach cobbler and glazed ham – rib-sticking comfort foods.
The Food Network has immortalised the recipe, which calls for canned peaches, nutmeg and cinnamon, on its site. Franklin also prepared the cobbler with TV chef Emeril Lagasse.
And with Martha Stewart, the singer swapped out a mic for a kitchen knife, showing the domestic doyenne how to prepare her glazed pineapple ham with scalloped potatoes. – AFP Relaxnews