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Elvis Presley's Birthday

8 January

The American singer Elvis Presley was born on this day, 8th January, in 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Elvis loved food the way his momma loved the roses, and especially good ole' southern American cooking, His cook for 20 years at his home, Graceland, was a Mary Jenkins Langston, a short woman who only came to 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm.) She wrote a cookbook called "The Elvis Presley Family & Friends Cookbook." Another cook at Graceland was Pauline Nicholson. Elvis' uncle, Vester Presley, who worked at Graceland as a guard, wrote a cookbook called "The Presley Family Cookbook." Elvis's love of food has been popularized in the UK by Nigella Lawson.

Some of Elvis's favourite dishes included:
    • Baked Apple And Sweet Potato Pudding
    • Baloney Cups
    • Banana Pudding
    • Blackberry Pie
    • Breaded Chicken Livers
    • Catfish (in a pecan crust)
    • Cornbread (skillet stove-top baked)
    • Dumplings
    • Fried Dill Pickles
    • Fried Green Tomatoes
    • Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
    • Grits and Cheese
    • Ham Hocks with Pinto Beans
    • Smoked Pork Back Ribs
    • Triple-layer fudge cake
    • Turnip Greens

It's estimated Elvis ate about 94,000 calories a day (for comparison, an adult Asian elephant takes in 50,000 calories a day), though to be fair, he also ate a good deal of vegetables.

Elvis died 16 August 1977, weighing 245 pounds.

Celebrations of Elvis's birthday each year centre around his home, Graceland. Other commemorations happen in his birthplace,Tupelo, at the Elvis Presley Museum there, as well as at the Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel, and The Tupelo Hardware Store.

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Oulton, Randal. "Elvis Presley's Birthday." CooksInfo.com. Published 17 July 2005; revised 31 May 2009. Web. Accessed 06/20/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/elvis-presleys-birthday>.

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