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Monday, 15 August 2011

Love Music, Love Food: The Rock Star Cookbook by Patrice de Villiers

This collection of portraits has been created in the name of Teenage Cancer Trust and predominantly features those artists who have supported the charity over the years, whether taking part in the annual Royal Albert Hall shows, visiting wards, donating a multitude of gifts from signed amps to signed sunglasses or getting involved in projects such as Love Music Love Food. Artists new to the charity have become involved with the project and their relationship with Teenage Cancer Trust started here at Love Music Love Food. It's a great testament to Teenage Cancer Trust that these artists feel passionately about supporting the charity to the point that they'll be smothered in Marmite, have their knees nibbled by sheep, cuddle chickens or get pelted with Dayglo cupcakes to help make a difference. We salute and thank you for being a part of this project. Dig in to the food that makes the stars shine - starring Brett Anderson, Johnny Borrell, Buzzcocks, Biffy Clyro, Roger Daltrey CBE, Brandon Flowers, Noel Gallagher, Ellie Goulding, Professor Green, Mick Hucknall, Kelly Jones, Alex Kapranos, Kasabian, Juliette Lewis, Madness, Mani, Brian May, Paul Oakenfold, Sir Cliff Richard, Francis Rossi OBE, Siouxsie Sioux, Sugababes, Tinie Tempah, Bullet For My Valentine, White Lies, We Are Scientists, Paul Weller, Rob Zombie & many more.

This is a beautiful coffee table book, full of interviews with stunning photographs and interviews of musicians, along with recipes which have been personalised for each major artist included within the book. The book has been compiled in support of The Teenage Cancer Trust.

This book is beautiful in many ways: it is a beautiful book to flick through and look only at the photographs. Photographs are by Patrice de Villiers who has taken photographs of over 60 musicians with their favorite foods. I love the photograph of Noel Gallagher with his Yorkshire Tea and also Brian May with Grapefruits. It is also a great book to pop in and out of for the interviews by Andrew Harrison which are all concerned with food - childhood favorites along with childhood memories of food their parents and grandparents made for them. Each musician also has a recipe by Sarah Muir which includes their favorite ingredient or is a twist on their favorite meal. There are some further stunning photographs of some of the food. 

I would recommend this as a perfect coffee table book, a book to be picked up and dipped into whenever. It would make a perfect gift for a music and food fan. A great book which supports a brilliant charity. There is a broad selection of musicians included; both modern and classic music stars.

Thank you to Quadrille for sending me the book to review.

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