So Phoebe released a cookbook with Freddie's favorite recipes. I wonder if the chapters are titled after Queen songs? "Bohemian raspberry", "Another one bites the crust", "A kind of garlic", "Seven seas of rye bread"... link
TYPICAL BITCHY USER REVIEW:
As TASTELESS as this cash GRUB is, I'd have ordered it, if it had cost me TEN POUNDS less!
really. ...I like food so this appeals to me. .. only it's damn expensive. I'd have to convince myself that I'd actually wanted Peter Freestone's autograph to feel like I hadn't been ripped off...£ 30 is kinda steep
1. The stupid part: what makes people think that Freddie somehow had excellent taste for food? That he was a great singer and songwriter? The connection is obvious.
2. The sad part: finding yet another way of milking money on somebody who died 25 years ago and probably wouldn't have approved of it.
I can see why people would defend it, but for me it's just milking Freddie's name. He could easily have released a cookbook if he wanted: the bookshops are full of them. His only USP is that it has Freddie's name on it. To say it's a book of Freddie's favourites is just an excuse. Bait.
If you want a cookery book because you're interested in food...why this one? Why not a Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein etc?
You know why! Don't kid yourselves on.
Freestone no doubt walks into pubs these days and says 'I knew Freddie Mercury, can I have a free drink please?', obviously didn't get left enough cash (and Mary has got sick of him hammering on the door...)
I feel slightly sorry for all the people posting photos of themselves with his cookbook on his Facebook. But to each his own. If they buy it, there must be a market.
Me? I gave up hope a long time ago, when I saw sneakers with lights in them being sold.
The world is fucked and is nothing but a steaming ball of fucking, sucking, snorting, cheating, corrupting, bribing, enslaving, etc. Phoebe and his book are a very small element of the malady.