So if chefs are like the new rock stars, should chefs also get to be actual rock stars? The band One Ring Zero is doing this thing called The Recipe Project in which they turn recipes by famous chefs into songs. It’s going to become a book and CD to be released in October, and they started with this “raucous ode to white-boy hip-hop jams,” now with its own music video, for Incanto chef Chris Cosentino’s brains and eggs recipe — he’s a Beastie Boys fan, thus the ode. They’ve also got a Mario Batali spaghetti recipe set to an accordion-heavy melody, and a semi-disturbing ditty about lamb shanks from Jenny Morris, as well as other recipe-songs inspired by Tom Colicchio and others. This will probably appeal more to experimental music nerds than to cooks, since the songs make each recipe just about impossible to follow. But hey, some of us are aural learners.
And check out the moves on Cosentino!
The Recipe Project [Official Site]