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more recipes abour music and food zineMusic. Food. Puns.

I combine these three passions into something that became a trademark in my professional culinary life. Finding the appropriate musical pun or reference for a new menu item or daily special was an obsession. It continues to be even after retiring from pro cooking. I have amassed a large collection of music inspired recipes over the years and have decided it’s time to publish a few – kind of a Music Recipes For The Masses project.

I welcome any and all suggestions, feedback and requests. YES! If you send me a music food pun and I’ll make a suitable recipe. You can drop me a line HERE.

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LIFE IS A MINESTRONE
Zucchini, carrots, potatoes, Cannelini beans, baby spinach, Napa cabbage, chard, and Ditalini pasta

KETAMINE FOR BREAKFAST
Beef hot dog, pimento cheese, scrambled eggs and crushed Takis on a potato bun

CHEESES OF SUBURBIA
Shell pasta, béchamel, extra sharp cheddar, muenster, mozzarella

BLACK BEAN CAUGHT STEALING CHILI
Black beans, peppers, onions, tomato, garlic, chipotle, cheddar, sour cream, scallions, Aleppo pepper and Fritos

BLANK FLANK TACOS
Java Jive flank steak, Diablo sauce, grilled peppers and onion, queso fresco or feta on a flour tortilla

SEITAN SAID DANCE
Sundried tomato & mushroom seitan, walnut pate, B&B pickle slaw, and sambal mayo on a baguette

SWEET CHILI O’ MINE
Less sugar – more spice – better than a certain “RedHot” product

RICK SZECHUAN
Rick would forget about that Mulan sauce if he had this recipe

TACO SPICE
Better than anything you’ll buy in a store for the perfect Midwest Taco Night

BUFFALO SPICE
A spice mix perfect for all your Buffalo-style cooking needs (especially great on cauliflower and chicken)

THE MOBY D
Black bean burger, Muenster cheese, napa cabbage pickle slaw, bread & butter pickles, mayo, &
mustard on a potato roll

FREESTYLER BREAD PUDDING (SAVORY MIX)
Bread (challah, brioche, whole wheat), egg, milk, corn, peppers, scallions, and Pepper Jack Cheese

STRAY KATSU STRUT
Chicken katsu, pickle slaw, and tonkatsu sauce on crustless brioche bread

GREAT WHITE BUFFALO SALAD
Buffalo roasted cauliflower, celery, carrot, Gorgonzola, hot sauce, Ranch dressing over baby spinach

KUNG PAO FIGHTING
Cauliflower, peppers, scallions, peanuts, and chiles over rice

THE EGG SPAM
Buffalo Spice grilled SPAM, fried egg, cheese, and sambal mayo on a bulkie roll

DIRTY RICE BOY
Hot Blooded Chicken, Kinda Like Dirty Rice, BBQ sauce, Rock Candy Jalapeno & scallion on a sub roll

MAMA, I JUST GRILLED A SPAM
Buffalo Spice grilled SPAM, grilled pineapple, spicy mustard, and cheddar on a bulkie roll

HOT LEGS
Chicken leg quarters, Hot Leg spice, & sweet chili sauce

FENNEL OF LOVE
Fennel, apple, green cabbage, carrot, vinegar slaw dressing

LET IT BEEF
Java Jive dusted Roast Beef, grilled fennel, grilled onion, and Horsey Sauce on a bulkie roll

THE SALAD OF DIJON & YOLKO
Hardboiled egg, avocado, red onion, jalapeno, tomato, lime juice, sea salt, & Aleppo pepper on toasted whole wheat

GUAC ON
Avocado, red onion, jalapeno, tomato, and lime juice

HELL’S BALLS
Chipotle seitan balls, Nacho Whiz, salsa, sea salt, and Aleppo pepper on a sub roll

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVILED EGGS
Hard-boiled egg, Pimento cheese, mayo, pickled jalapeno, paprika

BURRITO SUAVE
Chili Con Tofu, rice, cheddar, pico de gallo, nacho whiz, and sour cream in a flour tortilla

MORE CUBAN THAN CUBAN
Mojo roast pork, honey ham, Genoa salami, swiss cheese, bread & butter pickles, carrot pickles, & mustard sauce on a pressed roll

HEY SLOPPY JOE (WHERE YOU GOIN’ WITH THAT BUN IN YOUR HAND?)
Turkey sloppy joe, red pepper, poblano, jalapeno, onions, yellow mustard, cashew whiz, pickled red cabbage & a fried egg on a bulkie roll

NOTHING COMPARES 2 BLUE
Buffalo chicken salad, Gorgonzola dressing, Gorgonzola crumbles, carrot pickles, & baby spinach on a toasted bulkie roll

PRETTY FLY FOR A FUNGI
Marinated Portobello mushrooms, sweet onion, scallions, red pepper, poblano pepper, jalapeno, Provolone and Horsey Sauce on a sub roll

CHEESED TO MEET YOU
Pimento cheese, fried smoked ham, and bread & butter pickles on grilled country bread

CAULIFLOWER DREAMIN’
Buffalo roasted cauliflower, Buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, carrot pickles, and Aleppo pepper on a soft sub roll

MR. BRIGHTSIDE DOG
Hot dog, bun, no toppings

HANOI ROCKS HOT DOG
All beef hot dog, Sambal mayo, pickled vegetables, cucumber, jalapeno, scallions

PEACE OF MIND DOG
All beef hot dog, baked beans, scallions, and yellow mustard on a potato roll

BUFFALO STANCE DOG
All beef hot dog, blue cheese dressing, carrot pickles and cayenne hot sauce on a toasted bun

SWEET OBLIVION DOG
All beef hot dog, cream cheese, fried onions & sauerkraut, pickled jalapenos, yellow mustard, hot sauce

PIMENTO AT WORK TACO
Pimento cheese, cauliflower taco crumbles, candied jalapenos, Chamoy, Valentina hot sauce, Tajin, & scallions on flour tortillas

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE DOG
All beef hot dog, fried potatoes, peppers & onions, spicy mustard

NO SLEEP ‘TIL BROOKLYN DOG
All beef hot dog, NY onion sauce, sauerkraut, and spicy brown mustard

DON’T YOU KNOW I’M DORILOCO?
Doritos Nacho Cheese, jalapeno pickle slaw, carrot pickles, cauliflower taco crumbles, tajin peanuts, sour gummy bears, Valentina hot sauce, Chamoy sauce, lime juice, Tajin, sea salt

UNDERGROUND DOG
All beef hot dog, chicken chili, jalapeno pickle slaw, yellow mustard 

DOUBLE DOWN CHILI
Chicken and peppers in a Pasilla chile-spiked Coffee & Stout sauce with Colby Jack, sour cream, and scallions

SOY DIVISION TACOS
Tofu bulgogi, Napa Cabbage Kimchee, Red Cabbage Kimchee, taco sauce, roasted corn, Cotija cheese, and scallions on a toasted flour tortilla

GOBBLE GOBBLE HEY!
Turkey mushroom burger, Cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos and mayo on grilled rye

THE CHEESY LOVER
Three cheese grilled cheese (Swiss, Muenster, & Mozzarella) with Roasted Tomato Soup

MEXICAN RADIO DOG
All beef hot dog, carrot pickles, Rock Candy Jalapenos, lime sour cream, Chamoy, Valentina hot sauce, Cotija cheese, and Tajin seasoning

ROCK CANDY JALAPENOS
Red and green jalapenos, sweet onion, Bread & Butter pickle brine

FRIED EGG I’M IN LOVE
Two over-easy eggs, Muenster cheese, Chili Hoisin tofu, mayo, and BBQ or hot sauce on a pretzel bagel

BIG IN JAPAN DOG
Sauteed cabbage and onion, Okonomiyaki sauce, Kinda Like Kewpie mayo, red pickled ginger, and nori strips

DETROIT ROCK CITY CONEY ISLAND
Grilled all-beef hot dog, Detroit Coney Island meat sauce, diced white onions and yellow mustard on a soft hot dog bun

GOING BACK TO CAULI HOT POCKETS
Buffalo cauliflower, tomato pesto, mozzarella, and Ranch dressing in a puff pastry

MOTHER & CHILD REUNION TACOS
Frambled eggs, chicken fajita, pickled jalapenos and sour cream on flour tortillas

PASTAMAN VIBRATION
Tri-color rotini, red pepper, orange pepper, yellow pepper, sun-dried tomato and scallions in a red wine vinaigrette topped with sea salt, Aleppo pepper & Gorgonzola

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK
All beef hot dog, lime slaw, Thai chile relish, peanut sauce, and sambal mayo

BOWLING FOR CHICKEN SOUP
Homemade chicken stock, chicken, red pepper, carrot, celery, onions, red potatoes, and Ro-Tel tomatoes

CAULIFLOWER LOVE TORTILLA CUPS
Cauliflower mushroom taco crumbles, roasted tomatillo salsa, queso fresco, lime sour cream, Aleppo pepper flakes

PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR CHUTNEY 
All beef hot dog, pear chutney, potato hot dog bun

BANG BANG MAC
Shell pasta, Cheddar, Muenster, Mozzarella, Bang Bang Sauce, broccoli

CHEESE CHEESE ME
Two smashed beef burgers, American cheese, bread & butter pickles, yellow mustard and mayo on a potato roll

TRY A LITTLE CHICKEN TENDERNESS
Pretzel coated baked chicken tenders with Szechuan sauce

PARMA CHAMELEON
Parmesan crusted chicken breast, marinara, and mozzarella on a Portuguese roll

ZENYATTA FRITTATA
Eggs, muenster, grilled asparagus, peppers, and red onion served with sourdough toast

GRILLING IN THE NAME
Asparagus, red pepper, poblano, cremini mushroom, red onion, cheddar and lime sour cream on a flour tortilla

ORANGE CRUSH
Cold-brewed orange syrup and seltzer

ORANGE IS THE NEW SHERBET
Fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest, whole milk, heavy cream, and vanilla

I BROCCOLI MELT WITH YOU
Charred broccoli, mozzarella, pecorino, lemon juice, Aleppo pepper and basil on whole grain flatbread

CRUNCHY GRANOLA SWEET
Rolled oats, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, ginger, vanilla

GOOEY PEANUT BUTTER VIBE
Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

AIN’T TOO PROUD TO EGG
Fried eggs, chorizo, Colby jack cheese, pickled jalapenos and hot sauce on an onion bagel

SHE DRIVES ME CAPRESE
Fresh mozzarella, plum tomato, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil on toasted sourdough

J. QUESA DILLA
Chorizo, chicken, peppers, and cheese on flour tortillas

STEW ARE YOU
Mushrooms, carrots, onions, celery, and peas in a vegetable stock gravy

MIGAS STIR FRY
Scrambled eggs, fried corn tortillas, chorizo, fried rice, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, and pickled jalapenos

SWEET BIRD OF TRUTH (TACO REMIX)
Candied Jalapeno BBQ chicken and Jalapeno Pickle Slaw on a corn tortilla

APPLES & ORANGES
Cawston Press Cloudy Apple, fresh blood orange juice, ice

RICE RICE BABY
Fried rice with onions, peppers, corn, peas, and scallions

LIME RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER
Cold-brewed Lime Ginger syrup, Hudson Standard Ginger bitters, seltzer

BEAT ON THE BRATWURST
Grilled bratwurst, Tomatillo Chow, spicy mustard, & hot sauce on a garlic bread roll

MAKES ME WANNA STOUP
Black beans, peppers, onions, corn, and scallions

RUBY TACO
Ruby Soho chicken, Tomatillo Chow and queso fresco on flour tortillas

SWEET BIRD OF TRUTH
Sweet BBQ pulled chicken and Pickle Slaw on a Portuguese roll

AMERICAN CHOP SUEY
Pasta, onion, peppers, tomato, garlic, pecorino

SMELLS LIKE BEAN SPIRIT
Black bean & corn taco salad, feta, croutons, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, chili-lime dressing, sea salt, Aleppo pepper

CHEESES BUILT MY HOTROD
Roasted jalapeno cream cheese, gouda & pickled jalapeno on sourdough

NACHO NACHO MAN
Chili, chips, Colby jack & cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos, lime sour cream, scallions

CHILI DON’T BE A HERO
Tofu, black beans, guajillo chili paste, peppers, onions, sour cream, cheddar, scallions, pickled jalapeno

YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO, BUT YOU CAN’T TUNA MELT
Tuna salad, BBQ potato chips, provolone & pecorino on grilled sourdough bread

MONKEY BREAD MUFFIN IN YOUR SOUL
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls baked into Mini Monkey Bread Muffins

MULE ALWAYS FIND ME IN THE KITCHEN AT PARTIES
Swig + Swallow Moscow Mule mixer, Hudson Standard Ginger bitters, seltzer

DONUTS MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE
Cinnamon roll dough, cinnamon sugar

NOJITO, NO PROBLEMS
Swig + Swallow Mojito Cocktail Mixer, seltzer

BREAKFAST IN AMERICA TACO
Frambled eggs, yellow cheddar, pico de gallo, roasted red potatoes, pickled jalapeno, Aleppo pepper flakes, sea salt, flour tortilla

LEMON GLOW
Lemon syrup, Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters, seltzer

TACO ‘BOUT LE POISSON
Pan-fried tilapia, fresh pepper salsa, remoulade, flour tortilla

TOASTFACE KILLAH
Whole wheat toast, Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Pimento Deviled Eggs, wilted spinach, Aleppo pepper flake, pink sea salt

DO YOU LIKE BEAN ENCHILADAS
Black beans, peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, enchilada sauce, flour tortillas

HEY MAN NICE SHOT
Fresh ginger juice, juniper syrup, Fee Brothers orange bitters

SORREL NOT SORREL
Sorrel, Cawston Press Ginger Beer

SHAWARMA POLICE
Chicken shawarma, sauce, feta, tomato, red onion, baby spinach, flatbread

HUMMUSAPIEN
Roasted red pepper hummus, baby spinach, green apple, red onion, plum tomato, carrot ribbons and Aleppo pepper flakes on sourdough

MY ORZO WEIGHS A TON
Orzo pasta, peppers, scallions, sundried tomato, feta & red wine vinaigrette

STRANGE BREW
Owl’s Brew Pink & Black, Bittermen’s ‘Elemakule Tiki Bitters, Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters

UNDERNEATH THE APPLE TREE
Cawston Press Cloudy Apple & Bar Keep Fennel Bitters

WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER GYRO
Greek seasoned seitan, tzatziki, feta, tomato, red onion, and baby spinach on flatbread

LORD OF THE FRIES
Oven fries, black bean chili, pepper jack, sour cream, scallions, Aleppo pepper flakes & hot sauce

SORREL SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD
Sorrel, ginger bitters, clove cocktail spice

THAI YOUR MOTHER DOWN
Thai roasted cauliflower, pickled vegetables, cucumber, peanut sauce and Aleppo pepper flakes on a bulkie roll

DON’T YOU FORGET A BANH MI
Crispy BBQ tofu, charred broccoli, pickled vegetables & BBQ kewpie mayo on a whole grain sub roll

OPEN SESAME NOODLES
Spaghetti, peanut sauce, Sambal Olek, scallions

BORN ON THE BAYOU
Blackened Cajun catfish, pickled slaw and remoulade on grilled sourdough

SECRET ENCHANTED BROCCOLI TOTS
Broccoli, scallions & cheddar cheese in tot form

MORNING GLORY
Frambled eggs, Not Really Refried Black Beans, Sweet chili sauce, tomato & scallion on a sub roll

THIS BREAD IS BANANAS
a simple banana bread even a non-baker can make

QUINOA TIFAH
Quinoa balls, marinara sauce & mozzarella on a sub roll

EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP
Fresh tomato and caramelized onion jam

THE DARK SIDE OF THE SHROOM
Crimini Sloppy Joe, Vinegar Slaw, Mustard & Pickles on a bulkie roll