Out next week, this sumptuous, rock ‘n roll cookbook is the ultimate coffee table tome. Fab photos (by famous food photographer Patrice de Villiers), interviews, and the most eclectic bunch of recipes you’ll find in one book are all behind this glossy purple cover. (It’s actress/rocker Juliette Lewis).
60 musicians are featured in The Rock Star Cookbook, who all support the Teenage Cancer Trust. You’ll find fish ‘n chip fan Sophie Ellis Bextor, lobster thermidor lover Mick Hucknall, a delicious Bangalore Lamb Phall from Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley and Stereophonics front man Kelly Jones mixes a mean Red Wine Gum Vodka. Even Suede’s Brett Anderson makes an appearance, dripping in blueberry juice (recipe: Blueberry Fool).
My favourite is a photo of a rather tanned Paul Weller behind the counter of Soho’s legendary cafe Bar Italia which brings back memories of Style Council and Soho bar summer nights. There’s a B&W Rocky Marciano poster behind him, an orderly clutter of espresso cups around him. So what’s Weller’s coffee of choice? ”A latte, I like it milky. Can’t do the espresso, it gives me the jitters,” he says as he drains his cup and sweeps off into Soho.
It’s the mix of short and sweet but revealing interviews by pop culture journalist Andrew Harrison, the recipes by ex-music biz chef Sarah Muir who now runs a cooking school in Yorkshire, and stunning photos by Patrice de Villiers that all make this glossy book a highly collectable rock-food gem.
Buy it here, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust