Rock n’ roll and cooking. The two go together like peanut butter and Jameson’s Irish Whiskey. Actually the pairing is more common than you might think. Both aspiring rockers and chefs spend long hours learning their crafts in unsafe working conditions, thrive on spontaneous creativity, and aspire to send their audiences into a state of pleasure-driven bliss. Add to that the fact that many a musician has found kitchen work over the years, some even going on to become renowned world class chefs, and it’s no wonder there’s a podcast named Food Is The New Rock that obsesses on all things food and music.
Over the past few years the popularity of the Food Network, cooking shows and web entities dedicated to the culinary arts has soared. In the middle of all this, some pretty famous (and some not so famous) musicians have gotten in the galley and shown what they can do with a carving knife and some herbs. With America’s only holiday based almost entirely on food days away, let’s review some of the most unforgettable appearances by musicians on cooking shows.