Cook Like A Rock Star: Bands’ Favourite Recipes

Learn how to cook from Jenny Lewis, Moby, The Balconies & More

Who doesn’t like to eat? I am addicted to the Food Network. Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Top Chef and the list goes on. Saw the Foo Fighters on an episode of Top Chef…did you know they are foodies?

Here are the best band recipes that I could find on the internet.

JennyLewisJenny Lewis’s Taste’s Like Chicken Tofu
You may recognize Jenny Lewis’ sultry bluesy vocals from Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service’s “We Will Become Silhouettes”, and of course, her solo work. But what you might not have known that she’s also a vegetarian. Get your protein in and follow Jenny’s recipe below:
-1 block firm tofu
-vegetable oil
-soy sauce

Cut tofu into cubes. Lightly oil a frying pan and place over high heat. Add tofu and sauté until golden brown. Sprinkle lightly with soy sauce and sauté to further brown tofu. Remove from pan.


MovyMoby’s Vegan Blueberry Pancakes
Moby is not only one of the most important dance music figures of the early ’90s, but he also has a soft spot for animals, so soft that he leads a strict vegan lifestyle. Whether you’re a vegan or not, you’ll enjoy making blueberry pancakes just like Moby does. Enjoy.
-1 1/2 cups whole grain spelt flour
-1/2 cup oat bran
-1/2 cup wheat bran
-1 tsp fine sea salt
-2 cups plain full fat soy milk
-vegetable oil
-1 cup fresh blueberries.
-maple syrup for serving

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Lightly oil a frying pan on medium high heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into frying pan. When bubbles appear flip the pancakes. Brown on both sides. Top with maple syrup when serving.


TheBalconiesThe Balconies’ Beau’s Beer Balls
Toronto band The Balconies rock the stage so hard that they build up one hell of an appetite. So they sent me their favourite recipe:

“We had a lonely bottle of Beau’s Lug Tread Largered Ale left in the fridge which inspired me to use beer in my meatballs (instead of wine). The beer makes the meatballs tender, juicy and full of flavour!”
-2 lbs. of lean, ground veal (subsitution: ground beef, or ground pork)
-A large hand-full of chopped, day-old ciabatta bread (I used my blender to make the -breadcrumbs finer)
-2 blades of fresh rosemary (or to taste)
-1/4 cup virgin olive oil
-1 egg
-pinch of salt
-fresh ground pepper
-2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
-1/2 cup of Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees C. Mix all ingredients into a large bowl (I get right in there and use my hands). Using an ice-cream scoop, form balls and place onto baking sheet. (Makes 12 meatballs). Bake meatballs for 10 minutes. Add meatballs to your favourite tomato sauce & pasta…and…BOOM! Enjoy!


goodforgrapesGood For Grapes’ Gourmet Grilled PB&J
Vancouver’s Folk Stomp outfit Good For Grapes sent this one over. It’s very simple, make your favourite peanut butter and jelly sandwich (preferably with crunchy peanut butter). Butter both sides or spray your pan with Pam, and grill that thing on a medium heat. If you do it right, it’s a magical combination of crispy and succulent.