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Entry from November 07, 2017
“What is a classical musician’s favorite Chinese food?"/"Bach Choy.”

The Chinese vegetable “bok choy” has nothing to do with German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), but there have been several puns. “If you’re making a Faure to the grocery store, don’t forget the Bach Choy, the Ives Cream, and the Lemon Schubert!” was posted on the newsgroup rec.music.makers.piano on March 27, 1998, under the subject heading “Chopin Liszt.”

“What’s a classical musician’s favorite vegetable? Bach-choy, or Beet-hoven?” was posted on Twitter on November 13, 2011.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on November 7, 2017:

Q: What is a classical musician’s favorite Chinese food?
A: Bach Choy.



Wikipedia: Bok choy
Bok choy or pak choi (Chinese: 上海青; Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis) is a type of Chinese cabbage. Chinensis varieties do not form heads and have smooth, dark green leaf blades instead, forming a cluster reminiscent of mustard greens or celery. Chinensis varieties are popular in southern China and Southeast Asia. Being winter-hardy, they are increasingly grown in Northern Europe. This group was originally classified as its own species under the name Brassica chinensis by Linnaeus.

Wikipedia: Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

Google Groups: rec.music.makers.piano
Chopin Liszt
Jeremy Cook
3/27/98
(...)
If you’re making a Faure to the grocery store, don’t forget the Bach Choy, the Ives Cream, and the Lemon Schubert!

Google Groups: rec.music.makers.piano
music jokes
jeanette
4/14/99
Okay. These are a little silly, but I get a lot of laughs from kids:

1. What are a musician’s the favourite vegetables?
Bach-oli and Bach-choy.

Twitter
Scott FRIGHTstein‏
@ScottFriedstein
Of all the “classical” greens, Bach Choy is definitely my favorite.
12:30 AM - 9 Jan 2011

Twitter
Jared B. Fries‏
@jaredbfries
What’s a classical musician’s favorite vegetable? Bach-choy, or Beet-hoven?
7:19 AM - 13 Nov 2011

Twitter
Dave Merritt‏
@GoldenSeals
Top 5 Musical Greens:

5. Bach Choy
4. Mozartichoke
3. Coleslaw Porter
2. Exile On Romaine Street
1. Spinach Doctors
1:31 PM - 25 Aug 2016

Reddit—3amjokes
What is a classical musicians favourite Chinese food? self.3amjokes
Submitted November 7, 2017 by ChowPizz
Bach Choy
COMMENTS
pocketotter
And their favourite Russian food? Beet-hoven.

Twitter
3AM‏
@3AM_Jokes
What is a classical musicians favourite Chinese food?... Bach Choy
6:08 PM - 7 Nov 2017

Twitter
LOL Tweets™‏
@lolmgco
What is a classical musicians favourite Chinese food?
Bach Choy
6:27 PM - 7 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
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