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I love food, I love music, and I've fallen in love with this book
on 29 September 2011
Love Music Love Food: The Rock Star Cookbook, is not your standard cookbook, as in not like the kind you would get from Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson, or even Gordon Ramsey. If, however you like a book which gives you something extra rather than just a standard recipe that you could make for a few friends, then this book is it.
You could say it's more of a gift than anything else. It provides recipes that are imaginative, creative and unique. Recipes for 'Jerk Chicken Pizza' and 'Haggis, Tatties and Neep Timbale with Whisky Sauce' are what makes it imaginative, but what makes it unique are its recipes for the 'Perfect Cuppa' or 'Eggy Soldiers'.
The photography is as unique as its recipes, all executed with style and panache. Its creativity is what makes its portraits imaginative, the idea to cover singer VV Brown in Marmite or Kasabian and Noel Fielding recreating a Beggars Banquet are masterstrokes, its attention to detail truly outstanding.
The interviews with each artist gives an insight in to why each type of food is important to them. It comes as no surprise that some of them are not great cooks, but this is of no great importance. This book is about the musicians favourite foods, not how good they can cook.
Ultimately this book gives an insight into the world of music, and specifically, its musicians and their love for food. Its fascinating portraits will make you want to at least attempt most if not all of the recipes, and if that is not enough, its all for a good cause... Its in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, and notably its Patron, Roger Daltrey has a recipe created by none other than, Heston Blumenthal, who has also written a foreword for the book.
With stores now getting ready for christmas, this is the perfect gift for anyone who has a slight interest in food and music, something which I have planned for a number of relatives.