Three ingredients went into this “strange brew” at Life’s Roadside Diner of Synchronicity:

1. A writer pal dropped me a note yesterday looking for a bit of help on his new novel. Specifically, he was looking for ideas on what his (very strange) main character might cook for a (disturbingly) special dinner

I Like Food, Food Tastes Good: In the Kitchen with Your Favorite Bands 2. … which made me think about what our food choices say about us.

Who in your household is most likely to finish off a day-old pizza for breakfast?

How old do you have to be before Froot Loops lose their appeal?

And if you see a girl on a TV show who’s eating ice cream straight from the tub, don’t you know she’s just been dumped?


3. … and then Separate Sound dropped the word about a very unusual cookbook. It’s called I Like Food, Food Tastes Good: In the Kitchen with Your Favorite Bands — which just may have joined my list of all-time favourite book titles!

Here, food writer Kara Zuaro collected their favourite recipes from all sorts of musicians —

including indie icons like the Violent Femmes, Belle & Sebastian, and They Might Be Giants; current favorites like Franz Ferdinand and My Morning Jacket; and up-and-coming acts like Catfish Haven and Voxtrot.Some recipes are inspired by a particular song in the band’s repertoire, others are taken from real-life experience. Each one bears the often quirky stamp of its source — while these are thoroughly tested, cook-from-me recipes, Zuaro has left the musicians’ wording and instructions intact, which makes for a collection that’s as much fun to read as it is to use.

Clearly, this is the only cookbook to grab, the next time Tommy Lee drops by your place for after-gig eats…

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. domestika

    Or write your own cookbook, Claudia — maybe *ahem* starting with that Kahlua banana bread!

  2. Ilaria

    great post (and great blog too!)

  3. domestika

    I know, I know! I’m whacking myself on the forehead over (yet another) missed opportunity!

  4. Diva

    What a great idea for a book! Why didn’t I think of that?

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