9 Recipes That Make Us Think of Bing Crosby
Learn more about this crooner through food.
Known for his smooth baritone voice, Bing Crosby has held a special place in our hearts since the Great Depression. Here are the recipes that remind us of this talented singer and actor.
Bing Crosby’s real name was Harry Lillis Crosby. So where’d he get the nickname “Bing”? From his favorite comic strip growing up: Bingville Bugle. He read it so much, people started calling him “Bing.” This cherry bounce, which uses sweet Bing cherries, reminds us of this crooner.
Bing Crosby was born and raised in Washington State. He lived in Tacoma, attended college in Spokane and moved to L.A. in his 20s. Washington has an abundant supply of fresh salmon, which is why it reminds us of Mr. Crosby.
Bing grew up in a large family. He was one of seven children. SEVEN! We bet his mother had her hands full, and was definitely in need of some dinners that could feed a crowd, like this chicken and wild rice casserole.
Bing was a talented entertainer, making it big as both an actor and a singer. One of his most famous movie roles was Father Charles “Chuck” O’Malley in Going My Way. This homemade Irish cream reminds us of this character’s Irish roots.
While the Depression was a hard time for most, Bing actually became a millionaire at this time. Perhaps his voice was the comfort everyone needed to hear—especially while eating an inexpensive dinner, like this fish chowder.
What do Bing Crosby and Minute Maid orange juice have in common? Well, Mr. Crosby was actually a large investor in the Minute Maid Company. He began endorsing it on his radio program in the late 1940s and eventually starred in commercials with his family.