The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


December 22, 2013

Lewisburg man uses his noodle for SpaghettiOs cupcake song

SpaghettiOs will never sound the same.

When amateur foodie George Potor was in the mood to sing about food, he whipped up a ditty to honor a recent culinary creation that grabbed his interest, stirred his emotions and perplexed his inner chef.

The culinary curiosity wasn’t for wild boar with kiwi chutney or even a new way of stuffing a bird. The brazen recipe was for orange-hued SpaghettiOs cupcakes with Velveeta frosting.

Saucy and cheesy, the recipe boldly laughs in the face of conventional cooking while blazing a trail into a world where cheese is considered the fifth food group.

“When I first saw the recipe I was amazed. I never heard of or ever thought of anything like this. It’s processed food with more processed food made into something even more processed,” said Potor, a Lewisburg resident and musician.

“I knew right away I had to write a song about this recipe. This was the second time I created a song about food. Once I started to put the song together it started to come along pretty easy.”

With lyrics like “Scrape the bottom of the bowl. Beat on medium for two minutes more till its smooth enough to soothe your soul,” he’s created a tune fairly reminiscent of a folk-infused song from Peter, Paul and Mary minus any references  to magical dragons or flying jet planes.

“It was a lot of fun putting the song together and working together with some members from my band to get the music just right,” he said.

The recipe was developed by Becky McKay at the popular website Foodbeast, which Potor happened to come across. Soon this singing chef turned the recipe into lyrics that were blended into a song that’s a bit corny, a tad goofy and one of those crazy tunes that once heard becomes seared into one’s memory — for an annoying, long time.

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