Steve Albini's cooking blog
January 15, 2015 11:26 AM   Subscribe

Steve Albini is many things: a recording engineer, a guitarist and singer, a curmudgeon. He's also a surprisingly talented food blogger.

Mario Batali Voice was linked once, by the by, in a previous post, but no need to cry "double!"; this was cleared.
posted by kenko (27 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
I would pay to watch the Coolio and Albini cooking show.
posted by jonp72 at 11:28 AM on January 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Excellent Italian Dressing."
"The Bird Is The Most Popular Course"
"'Big Black' Rye Bread"

Okay I'll stop now.
posted by entropicamericana at 11:33 AM on January 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


Okay I'll stop now.

I think there's one glaring omission here...I'm sad he didn't call the blog "Songs About Cooking."

The writing's kind of great, though.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:39 AM on January 15, 2015 [9 favorites]


He should make a tongue sandwich called "Columbian Necktie".
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 11:40 AM on January 15, 2015


Crepeman
posted by kenko at 11:46 AM on January 15, 2015 [19 favorites]


This is just amazing. His writing is fantastic--only made it through the bread post so far, but wow. Excellent find, thank you for sharing!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 11:50 AM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


To the one true God above, here is my prayer
There are two chickens here, and I want you to braise them.
posted by gwint at 11:50 AM on January 15, 2015 [9 favorites]


From the same message board/musical arena/cooking enthusiasts, you might want to try the spice mix made by Tim Midyett of the amazing band Silkworm

It's designed for beef, but I've used successfully on a whole roast chicken and lamb chops. It's really, really savory and good. I also put it in some meatballs, and I loved it, but my wife thought it was a bit much.
posted by lumpenprole at 12:26 PM on January 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


Can we get a Kickstarter going to get him hired as the restaurant critic somewhere?

"A patchwork meat loaf from a chef who at his top-dollar best is a blandly competent college diner line cook."
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:30 PM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


As a byproduct both of being profoundly lazy and having a small apartment, Heather and I do a lot of our eating in bed, right before going to sleep. It's probably bad for us in some health type way but we've been doing it so long it seems totally normal. I'll knock something together at midnight and we'll polish it off while talking about how our jobs are annoying or our friends or ancestry.com or whoever that was just now on TV or how it's snowing to suck four dicks right now or that one dude needs to not take so many pills or cancer, boy cancer sure sucks, or what was the name of that one band, you know they had the girl in the outfit? Had that one song? Went "na na na na" making a little ukulele gesture because you can't do full air guitar in bed don't be ridiculous.
wut?
posted by mazola at 12:30 PM on January 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


maybe its supposed to say ...how it's snowing can/may suck four dicks right now."
posted by kittensofthenight at 1:53 PM on January 15, 2015


Nah, that's a typical Albini way to describe something. Mildly offensive and a weird way to use language.
posted by lumpenprole at 2:15 PM on January 15, 2015


From the same message board/musical arena/cooking enthusiasts, you might want to try the spice mix made by Tim Midyett of the amazing band Silkworm

And here's one from Skiz Fernando AKA Spectre, the guy that runs Wordsound records and apparently doesn't stop hustling even to sleep. And a cookbook. He also showed Tony Bourdain around Sri Lanka in one episode of one of his shows.
posted by Hoopo at 2:31 PM on January 15, 2015


Last time I saw Shellac somebody asked Steve what the best way to cook potatoes was. Then they played Wingwalker.
posted by anazgnos at 2:37 PM on January 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


We also would have accepted "number one fish fry"
posted by boo_radley at 2:44 PM on January 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


Wait, wait : "Kim Gordon's Pralines".
posted by boo_radley at 2:53 PM on January 15, 2015


how it's snowing to suck four dicks right now

I am not familiar with this turn of phrase. I would parse it as follows:

Being obliged to suck a dick when you are not desirous of sucking a dick is a bad thing.

Snowing to suck a dick means, mutatis mutandis, that it is snowing (a meteorological condition you are obligated to endure) to such a degree that it is a bad thing and you do not desire it.

Snowing to suck four dicks is snowing to such a degree that is four times worse than that which is guess is a lot of snow?
posted by Sebmojo at 3:19 PM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


he's basically a Roast Beef who make it. He is his own Ray in his own way.
posted by boo_radley at 3:23 PM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Very entertaining, but looks like he hasn't written anything there in over a year ... ?
Bummer, but I added it to my RSS feeds anyway, in case he writes more.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 3:41 PM on January 15, 2015


Braised short ribs around, something to do
Braised short ribs around, something to do
Braised short ribs around, set me on fire!

Nah. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
posted by googly at 4:31 PM on January 15, 2015


I guess he's been too busy to post this last December.
posted by Ideefixe at 4:58 PM on January 15, 2015


Crème brûlée around, something to do
Crème brûlée around, something to do
Crème brûlée around, set me on fire!
posted by kenko at 4:59 PM on January 15, 2015


He's using "to suck four dicks" in the same way one would use "to beat the band."

It's snowing to beat the band

It's snowing to suck four dicks

They're both nonsense, but one is a common idiom and one is a weirdo Albinism.
posted by Juliet Banana at 5:24 PM on January 15, 2015 [4 favorites]


This is Texas toast!
This is red rice!
This is Lone Star!
This is Outback!

I am steakhouse !
posted by boo_radley at 5:51 PM on January 15, 2015


Fucking grill ham, fucking grill ham, grill ham already grill ham
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 12:23 AM on January 16, 2015


The weirdest thing about this was seeing that he has Franciscan Apple earthenware plates (see Saffron Potato Cashew Pancakes). Prior to fame as a musician and producer, Mr. Albini was a professional food photographer.
posted by 3.2.3 at 4:54 PM on January 16, 2015


He's using "to suck four dicks" in the same way one would use "to beat the band."

It's snowing to beat the band

It's snowing to suck four dicks

They're both nonsense, but one is a common idiom and one is a weirdo Albinism.


He's... worked with a lot of bands.

It might be straight-up reportage.
posted by Sebmojo at 6:16 PM on January 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


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