28 November 2007

He that hath no stomach for food pye, let him eat hessian

There is a website called Cooking with Rock Stars where Jennifer Robbins interviews musicians about what they like to cook and eat. It was good to see that Robyn Hitchcock gets a two part interview ( Part1 here and Part 2 here) which must have been done when he was set to perform at TT the Bears on Cambridge Massachusetts . I know I’m biased but I can listen to Hitchcock’s surreal ramblings all day. Even better, there is a recipe for Robyn’s Food Pie out in his own inimitable style. Here are a few extracts:


  • Take a deep breath and clear your cooking area. Chose what kind of music or silence you want to listen to. Brian Eno’s Music For Fungus would be great. Range up your ingredients so you can access them when the moment comes and not be rummaging through the cupboard in a shower of weevils while your kitchen ignites. ...

  • Flip the disc. Side 2 of Music For Fungus is just dandy. If you wish to add tuna, open the tin now and keep it away from the cat. Wave some celery at the cat to confuse it, and then give it a little tuna on a fork in another room if you feel guilty about confusing it. Add the rest to the lentils....
  • Prod the potatoes with a fork – pretend they are the souls of the damned, and you are God. Or the Devil. Whoever it is that wields the fork, anyhow.... Turn on the oven, by whatever means necessary. Not as hot as the Devil might like it.....
  • Bake the pie till the wind starts howling and the demons thrash against the oven door; wait above all for the moon to swim with her wan face against the cobwebbed window.

You don't get that with Delia Smith!

5 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Ha! I used to go to TT the Bears... but I haven't been there in quite awhile...

jams o donnell said...

Needless to say I have never been there but I have an audience recording of a concert he did there. Robyn is cool about people recording his shows.

Qtpies7 said...

Haha! I came for the WW but got this great laugh instead! Thats funny right there!

jams o donnell said...

It's good, eh?

Chris in Oxford said...

Thanks for the link to this site! I'm currently enjoying the Jenny Lewis video.

All the best!