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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Smash Mouth and Guy Fieri Team Up For a Bro-Down Cookbook

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Chef Guy Fieri and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell: together at last.
  • Chef Guy Fieri and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell: together at last.

Hide your kids, hide your wife: The apocalypse of interdisciplinary bro-downs will soon be upon us. Smash Mouth, the Bay Area's most vilified one-hit wonders, has high-fived Guy Fieri, the Bay Area's most maligned reality TV chef, to get some of the guest recipes for Smash Mouth: Recipes from the Road: a Rock 'n' Roll Cookbook (Seapoint Books; October 15).

The book will hopefully help the band end the year on a sweeter note, after being in the news this year not for new music, but for domestic violence charges.

We can't predict exactly what types of macho food will be served up in this book, but there are a few clues. First, take into consideration the utter sophistication of some of the actual items on the menu at Guy's American Kitchen and Bar, Fieri's new restaurant in New York's Times Square: Sashimi tacos, bleu cheese and wasabi "Buffalo Bleu-Sabi" chicken wings, "Guy-Talian" nachos, and the "Slamma Jamma" chicken parmesan. (Apologies if you didn't have any Tums ready before reading that.)

Sammy Hagar also contributes what we assume will be recipes for bites of bro-food, soaked in tequila. And after eating two dozen eggs for charity last year after an absurdly brilliant Twitter dare, it's probably a safe bet that Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell hasn't submitted any egg recipes.

As for presentation, the publisher's notes promise "candid road photos" and an "eye-popping layout," which somehow conjures up an image of pictures of breasts that don't belong to chickens.

There will be one surefire recipe for success with this book: Dude, the cover totally better have flames on it, dude.

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