A foodie, a graphic designer and a TV producer get together and create something that rocks! It will come as no surprise to you that I am a huge fan of Dark Side of the Spoon – The Rock Cookbook, by Joseph Innis, Ralph Miller & Peter Stadden (published by Laurence King). This cookbook is a celebration of rock and food (what’s not to like?).
Featuring 30 recipes that have taken inspiration from legends of rock, each dish is accompanied with an illustrated artwork that looks like an album cover (I know, I said album cover…I’ll pause for a moment, for Generation Z and Alpha readers to search what an album cover is on their smartphones).
There’s Fleetwood Mac and Cheese, Primal Bream…But leave some room for dessert, how about some Smashing Pumpkin Pie? I’m keen to try Iron Raisin (crispy rum and raisin cakes) and Nirvana Split (baked peach and banana split with a twist of whisky). I’ve noticed a few recipes with just a smidgen and a splash of ‘the good stuff’, but I’m sure you can remove this, and it won’t hamper the taste.
There’s even a recommended playlist at the back of the book. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I love to Bake and Shake. So, raid the drinks trolley, crank up the stereo (I know, another word from the 20th Century) get your apron on, and let’s rock and bake!