Shellac on food

Saturday February 18, 2012 Written by  wilfred

Thinking about audio engineer/indie rock muckraker/Shellac band member Steve Albini cooking his wife dinner at home and then waxing poetic about it online is about as incongruous as picturing Charles Manson knitting a sweater for a chihuahua.

Nonetheless, Steve's food blog Mario Batali Voice exists. "The name comes from the way I bring [my wife] food in bed and present it to her using an imitation of Mario Batali's voice from TV".

Not surprisingly, the man whose uncompromising ethics and vision made him an underground icon is both a good cook, and a great writer. Maybe Big Black should reunite for an album called, "Songs About Cooking"?