Celebrity chef's new web series also features interviews with Patti Smith, Perry Farrell and Josh Groban.
Feedback Kitchen - Mario Batali with The Edge... por FeedbackKitchen
"Music, it drives me almost more than food," celebrity chef Mario Batali tells U2's the Edge early in their conversation together. As a way to bridge and explore his two passions, Batali created Feedback Kitchen, an online interview series where the chef and artists like the Edge, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Patti Smith, Perry Farrell and Josh Groban "explore creativity, creation and the similarities between food and music."
In the Edge's visit to Feedback Kitchen's industrial setting in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the guitarist recounts the time when the riff for U2's "Desire" spontaneously came to him. The Edge kept strumming the riff again and again on his acoustic guitar when, suddenly, his doorbell rang. As the Edge tells Batali, he refused to answer the door, as he was worried the chords would leave him if he abandoned his guitar without at least recording the melody.
Edge renders a very interesting acoustic version of "Running to Stand Still"
While the conversations usually revolve around music, halfway through these interviews, Batali hits the kitchen to make some lunch for his guests.