If you’ve been reading the site, you’re aware of my allegiance to Buckshot, the man behind Mosh Potatoes, the Heavy Metal Cookbook. “Mosh Potatoes” – Recipes, Anecdotes & Mayhem From The Heavyweights of Heavy Metal. 150 recipes from bands like Pantera, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Anthrax to Lamb of God, Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed to Twisted Sister, Guns & Roses, Motorhead, Zakk Wylde, Dokken, Dream Theater to the new school of metal like Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Upon A Burning Body and Moth Eater. These recipes will kick your ass. “Cook Out With Your Book Out” – In Stores on November 30th.
With Buckshot’s help I’ve been able to give the world The Bourbon Soaked Bacon Beast, the AC/DC themed Whole Lotta Rosemary Back In Black Angus Burger and most recently The Mayhem Burger, the Official Burger of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Buckshot is a real inspiration and a hero of sorts. He has been working on this book for more than 3 years and came close several times to canning the entire idea. Through believe, perseverance and a passion for music that is only matched by a passion for food, the cook book is becoming a reality.
Buckshot hit me up this week and asked if we could meet up for a beer. Not one to turn down a good bro hang and some brewski’s, I of course said yes. That’s when Buckshot told me had an advance uncorrected proof version of the book for me. I was so excited to finally see a copy. We were originally gonna get together at a local watering hole but with the amazing weather, I just didn’t want to sit in a dingy bar, I needed to be outside. This occasion deserved better. With the sunny weather and excitement for the book, I knew what had to be done to celebrate in fashion.
Long story short, I decided to buy my first grill in 6 years. Living in NYC makes it tough to have one but our new place has a balcony and it was screaming for a BBQ. After several calls into stores in Manhattan, I quickly found out that the Char-Broil infrared Patio Bistro Grill I wanted was no where to be found on the island. I was not going to let that stop the party. I finally located one of the grills at a Lowes in North Bergen, NJ and rented a car on the spot just to drive out and get it!
A brief road trip in and out of the Lincoln Tunnel and we had grill!! I invited over a couple of other friends, grabbed some beers and made a stop into my favorite neighborhood butcher shop, Esposito and Sons. These guys make the absolute best hand made sausages and are located right in Hell’s Kitchen NYC. I grabbed some hot and sweet Italian sausages as well as sage sausage and chicken apple sausage. We were ready to grill out with our book out!!
Turns out Steve had a meeting scheduled with his agent and I demanded they do it on our balcony. Our friends Maggie, Bram, Tom and my wife Cara joined us out on the “lanai” and we got to some grilling. The Char-Broil Patio Bistro Grill is great for a small space and a building that doesn’t allow propane or charcoal cooking, in other words, damn near every apartment in NYC. This little baby plugs into an electrical socket and can quickly heat up to 650 degrees on a evenly distributed heat surface. It’s IDEAL for grilling in the city.
While the sausages were cookin’ up, I got a chance to flip through the cook book. I won’t reveal any of the recipes but I had to give Buckshot a massive hug and a high five. He’s got some of the best metal musicians in the world with some of the best recipes I have ever read. I am ridiculously proud of him and can not wait for this awesome cook book to be unleashed on the world. The world’s kitchens are about to get heavy!