'The Beatles' on Serious Eats

Paul McCartney Supports Meat Free Mondays to Cut Carbon Emissions

Paul McCartney is pushing for Meat Free Monday, a U.K.-based initiative encouraging people to reduce meat consumption to slow climate change, according to The Guardian. The goal is to persuade people that going veggie once a week—they've picked Mondays—will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, among the most serious contributors to global warming. According to Meat Free Monday's website, "The UK's Food Climate Research Network suggests that farm to fork is responsible for between 20 to 30 percent of global green house gas emissions. Livestock production is responsible for around half of these emissions." Linda McCartney Foods is showing its support by sharing a meatless recipe every Monday, starting yesterday with a vegetarian bolognese sauce. Other rock stars on board... More

The Beatles Did Not Have a Sweet Tooth for Jelly Babies

Wikimedia Commons A bit of candy-related trivia for you: In a recently unearthed letter to a fan, late Beatle George Harrison discusses how the band disliked it when the crowd threw jelly babies at them while on stage. Apparently, Harrison had mentioned in an interview that he like the candy. But in a letter to Lynn Smith, 15 at the time, he says: We don't like Jelly Babies, or Fruit Gums for that matter, so think how we feel standing on stage trying to dodge the stuff, before you throw some more at us.Couldn't you eat them yourself, besides it is dangerous. I was hit in the eye once with a boiled sweet, and it's not funny! Not familiar... More

In Videos: Beatles Perform 'Thank You Girl' in the Kitchen

John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote "Thank You Girl" as a tribute to the droves of ladies who sent love letters and squealed adoringly in the audience. How do you properly thank a lady fan? By invading her kitchen, washing her dishes, and making her a pot of, presumably, soup. After the jump, watch an animated music video of the guys banging on pots and pans.... More

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