Bruce Moore, author of the musical cook book “For Those About To Cook” took some time out of his day to answer a few questions for PureGrainAudio. He has given us a sample taste of what to expect when reading his book. With what he tells PGA he left our mouths drooling for more so make sure you order a copy of his book online. If you are one of the first 500 people who pre-order a copy, your name will be printed in the book, now that is a sweet deal.
Can you give a brief description about your book?
Bruce: “For Those About To Cook” is a collection of recipes from musicians and music industry personal from around the globe. Within the book you will find submissions from artists from Classical Music and Opera to Death Metal and Thrash Metal. What’s more, the bands are geographically from all over the world for instance you can find recipes from Brazil to South Africa to Finland. I think the multi-ethnic aspect of the book makes it really special. The beauty of it all is that not only does it give music fans a behind the scenes look at their favourite musicians it also gives them a good selection of recipes from around the globe.
What made you decide to compose a book full of recipes from bands?
Bruce: As a rabid music fan, of all genres and an amateur cook, (I do most of the cooking in my house) it just seemed like a good fit, combining two of my biggest passions together to create a functional cookbook that also serves as a keepsake and fan memorabilia. In my years in the music business I have found a very strong connection between musicians and food. Perhaps it is in the creative genes, I cannot say, but whatever the case, I feel this is a very unique and worthwhile endeavour.
Which artists can we expect to read about in this book?
Bruce: Well, there are close to 50 different artists and music industry personnel and as I said they run the gamut as far as genres are concerned. There is a recipe from Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of Guns ‘N’ Roses, a recipe from the German Metal band Sabaton, a recipe from opera singer Tonia Tecce and even a recipe from Duff Goldman of Food Network Fame, (it turns out he has an experimental indie rock band called Sand Ox; those are just a few examples of what readers can expect.
Who would you say has the best recipe?
Bruce: That is a tough one because there are so many really cool really interesting recipes included. I am not sure I can answer that and be fair to the contributors because honestly they are all really really good and in some cases they are family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.
Can you give PureGrainAudio a Bruce Moore recipe?
Bruce: I can tell you I have two recipes in the book as well; One for some killer Jalapeño Poppers and the other for a really killer Tomato Soup Cake.
I like the cover with the fork in the guitar case. Where did that idea come from and who created it?
Bruce: Yeah that is a great concept and it was thought up and designed by Jakub.Kupiszewski a graphic designer. He is also a member of Gwynblieed, one of the bands featured in the book.
Are you currently working on a new book now or have any ideas?
Bruce: I have nothing officially in the works as of yet but there are always a ton of ideas swirling in my head.
You have any tips for aspiring authors such as yourself?
Bruce: Really it is all about hard work and pressing though. I am always writing and trying to improve my skills. I would also say write about subjects you are passionate about as I truly believe that passion translates to the pages.
What is the best food for an author to eat while writing?
Bruce: I am not sure about eating but I know writing and a really good, really dark beer go hand in hand as far as I am concerned.