Vinnie Paul says he will release his own cookbook by December

Posted by on February 18, 2015

Just when you think that you’ve heard all that there is to know about former Pantera / Damageplan and current Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul, he reveals something new: He loves to cook. In a recent interview at The Knitting Factory in Reno, NV with In The Vault with Shanda Golden, Paul went into detail about his passion for cooking, including the themed feast he whipped up for his Super Bowl party. But the biggest surprise is when he revealed plans to release an entire cookbook:

“I’m going to get it out, I promise, by Christmas this year. About two Christmases in a row have kind of gone by. But we have a big tour coming up in Europe right after this [tour], so that way, I’ll have a lot of time to myself to finish it up. I’ve already got about 125 recipes in it. It’s called ‘Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul’. How clever is that? It’s got a picture of me sitting behind a drum set. I’m holding two turkey legs, which are otherwise known as drum sticks. And it’s all about cooking and having fun with it. I don’t get too specific about it. But I do think a lot of people think cooking is throwing something in the microwave. And it’s something that you’ve really got to be passionate about, just like playing an instrument. And if you put your heart and soul into it, and then you feed it to people, and you’re [like], ‘Oh, man! This is so good.’ It makes you feel good. It’s just like playing music; [people say] ‘Goddamn, I love this shit!'”
Well, it may not be a real-life version of “Cooking Hostile With Phil Anselmo,” but it’s still actually pretty close when you think about it. We will be sure to update you on an official release date of Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul, so that you can make sure to add it to your bookshelf, right next to your copy of Mosh Potatoes. Granted, it’s been in the works for years, and he’s been talking about doing that since 2010, so it could be a bit. Check out the video of the rest of the interview below for yourself In it, Paul talks about other interesting factoids about his life, including why he doesn’t like to live in the past, as well as his past dreams of being a football player, an astronaut, or following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.


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