Food & Rock and Roll
- Words by Ashley Hunka
- Photos by Luna Ferrari and Press Gelinaz!
THE BAND is in dress rehearsal waiting for their next tour stop. The roadies are prepping the equip- ment, the groupies are busy applying lipstick and the promoters are printing out posters. In the meantime, THE BAND’s road manager, Andrea Petrini, is making sure that everything is set for the third stop on their reunion tour. First it was Ghent, then Lima, next stop: New York. This is GELINAZ!
“Pop-up event”, “culinary happening”, “avant-garde food event” and “art/chef rock band collective” are just some of the ways GELINAZ! has been described in the media, but the truth is that GELINAZ! is all and none of these things. For each person, it’s something different. It’s a performance of food, music, chefs and vi- sual art that can’t quite be explained in THE BAND’s playbill.
So Cook_inc. decided to fuck the playbill and go straight to the sources. We asked THE BAND members themselves: international journalists and over 25 of the world’s top chefs who bare it all as they take one dish, “the Matrix”, throw culinary copyright out the window and reinterpret it, “remix” it, without rules, boundaries or borders, and then throw in some music and visual performance for good measure, what they think of GELINAZ!, of its ideas, people’s criticisms and their roles within THE BAND.
Before you go pulling on your ripped jeans, buying your concert t-shirt and whipping out your favourite lighter, come behind the scenes with us as we rock out with GELINAZ!