Flavorpill posted an article about their ten favorite Musical Cookbooks yesterday (recipe books by musicians), and after looking through it, I was disappointed to see only two cookbooks in their list that even sounded like something I’d add to my collection (Recipes to Sing About by Patti Labelle, and Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook by Annick Giroux). It’s not only a disappointing list, but it’s also missing the one musical cookbook that I’m excited about – Music in the Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from Austin City Limits Performers by Glenda Facemire.
My husband, the music freak, has several contacts who make sure we know about anything new or interesting that comes through our favorite music store. That’s how I was introduced to Music in the Kitchen. I haven’t purchased it yet, but it’s next on the list (my book spending has been severely curtailed, so I actually have to be selective about which books I purchase now, which sucks).
From the author’s site:
Working with ACL gave me the up-close and personal opportunity to meet many more gifted musicians. On occasion, if time allowed before the show, the artists and I would share a tête-à-tête. Yes, there have been several great stories, some legendary tales, countless jokes, and even showbiz gossip. I wish I could share, but what happens in the makeup chair stays in the makeup chair!
When it comes to cooking, I’m looking for the next great recipe. And when you can talk about cooking and sharing some recipes with some of the most amazing performing artists in music history, it doesn’t get any better than that. After many years of talking appetizers and barbecue and main dishes with the artists, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to share all this with the treasured fans of ACL?”
As soon as I bring this book home, I’ll post a review. Or you can purchase it yourself at Waterloo Records in Austin (if you do, please leave me a copy).