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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Bazillion Points; Revised Edition edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935950002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935950004
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“There are a few guys who have rightly earned themselves the title of ‘culinary bad boy’ in the past few years…Anthony Bourdain…Marco Pierre White…David Chang… But these guys are nothing compared to the heavy metal home cooks who contributed the recipes for Annick Giroux’s new cookbook Hellbent For Cooking.” —Serious Eats.com

“Part global cookbook, part underground metal compendium” —New York Post

"What these bands have in common is metal—an art form, an attitude, a lifestyle. It's not just a gimmick in the cookbook context; it comes screaming through the recipes." —LA Weekly

"Hellbent for Cooking is a true metalhead cookbook."—Houston Press

“Sweet book indeed! I unveiled the secret of the best pizza in the world. Customers of my restaurant would have killed to get the recipe!” —Schmier, Destruction

“Positively no false meals…every single metalhead who gets around in the kitchen needs this book.” —Decibel

“From heavy metal royalty…the evilest of cookbooks.” —Flavorpill, The 10 Best Musical Cookbooks

"The book addresses an interesting reality: Music and food are inextricable." —Hour Detroit

“This is probably the most physically beautiful book I’ve ever seen.” —Cosmo Lee, Invisible Oranges

“While I’m no cook myself, this will certainly be on my ‘to buy’ list as I am especially curious on how to concoct the Midnight Meatloaf!” —The Left Hand Path.com

“Fantastic beyond belief” —And Now the Screaming Starts

About the Author

Annick Giroux is a dedicated headbanger from the outskirts of Ottawa, Canada, who learned her own way around the kitchen without any formal culinary training. She worships good food, and loves cooking new recipes every day while blasting heavy metal records from her large collection.

For six years, Annick produced and edited the acclaimed Morbid Tales underground metal fanzine. Now working as a graphic designer in Montreal, she also DJs weekly at the celebrated Katacombes venue, designs record sleeves for metal bands, and organizes and promotes local live gigs.

Hellbent for Cooking is her first book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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These recipes look just awesome!
LuciaO
The layout, culinary photography, recipes, content, and commentary are top-notch from beginning to end!
Mark Edward Riddick
You may even enjoy it even if you DON'T like heavy metal!
Jack O'Neill

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jack O'Neill on February 8, 2010
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I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting when I ordered this book - well, aside from interesting recipes from some of my favorite bands.

But I will admit, the recipes are interesting - and I've learned about some bands I've never heard of before, as well as some rather unusual dishes - the most unusual being "Candied Sweetbreads on a Bed of Seared Heart", provided by GWAR member Balzac The Jaws Of Death. (Be warned, though, the term sweetbreads has absolutely nothing to do with baked goods!)

You've got some dishes that would be considered traditional metalhead food in here: Incinerator Chicken Wings, the Fried Egg Rigor Mortis Cure, BBQ Pork Ribs, Mummified Jalapeno Bacon Bombs, and Welfare Nachos, to name a few.

Then you've got some fancy dishes, the kind you wouldn't expect to find at a metalhead gathering (good examples include the recipes for Sunday Brunch Lamb Roast, Prawn Bisque, and Roast Beef with Green Beans).

You've also got dishes from other countries - Roti Jala for one, Marinated Hermelin Cheese for another, and Whisky Demon Bacalao for a third.

Thus far, I've not tried many of the recipes in the book owing to lack of time, but those I've tried have turned out excellent.

The book itself has some decent weight to it, and the pages are glossy and thick - in my opinion, perfect for when you need to refer to it while cooking, as spills and splatters wipe off easily and don't get a chance to soak in. In addition, Annick Giroux's "Morbid Chef Notes" provide some valuable tips and insights into how best to cook the dishes in this book.

If you like cooking and you love heavy metal, you'll likely enjoy this book. (You may even enjoy it even if you DON'T like heavy metal!)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 4, 2011
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I wanted this book because I thought it would be kitschy and funny.
It is both of those, but it's also a badass collection of international recipes. Everything I've made from this book so far has been nothing short of fantastic.

This thing is ridiculously well-planned and simple. Every recipe has a beautiful picture and band bio, plus Annick (after making each recipe) added her own notes and tips.

Hellbent for Cooking is great, meaty deliciousness, and I love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LuciaO on April 1, 2013
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What a cool cookbook! Much nicer than I expected it to be. These recipes look just awesome! And this is so well done. Highly recommended product--very nice book. Buy now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suzan Norton on February 23, 2013
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awesome recipes- bought this for my son The Heavy Metal Cripple- He had me making all sorts of those recipes! Thank you for a nice product, nice format and nice paper for the book- Thanks for your speedy shipment- highly recommend
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mozzzca on August 31, 2012
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Being a headbanger and a wannabe-cook on the weekends, i must say that this book is awesome. It is very well edited, and it has -literally- all kinds of recipes. From the cheap, rough and simple pasta created by Orlok from Dutch band Countess to the expensive norwegian lamb dish "fårikål", by Hellhammer from Mayhem, the book covers some of the most traditional cuisine from all over the world with lots of humor and thousands of metal references. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rocker Reed on February 8, 2012
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My Favorite recipe in the book is a recipe for a Black Forest Cake which is one of my favorite desserts.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By allicatmeow on January 5, 2011
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I gave this as a gift and we read the entire book that day. The recipes and titles are hilarious, as are the descriptions by the artists. Absolutely love it and even if you don't cook from it, it's a great tabletop book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Anderson on January 7, 2010
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I want to get one for all of the metal heads in my world. Love this book. the recipes/layout are all top notch!
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