Skyforger’s pork ribs recipe included in heavy metal cookbook

Not only can pagan metal band Skyforger kick out some growling tunes about Latvia’s history, but at least one of its members can cook up a mean dish of pork ribs.

A recipe by founding member Pēteris Kvetkovskis is among those included in Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook. Compiled by chef Annick Giroux, the hardcover book contains more than 100 recipes from heavy metal bands in 30 countries.

A representative for New York-based publisher Bazillion Points told Latvians Online that Kvetkovskis offers a recipe for Latvian countryside ribs.

“It’s a hearty pork ribs recipe served with sautéed sauerkraut, baked potatoes, fresh dill, celery, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and good beer—Tērvetes, Bauskas, Užavas or Piebalgas,” the representative said in an e-mail.

The book includes recipes from a number of well-known metal bands, such as Sepultura, Kreator, Anthrax and Nuclear Assault. Although their names are far from appetizing, recipes also appear from bands such as Autopsy, Death, Dissection and Trench Hell. But if they’re anywhere as mouthwatering as Skyforger’s, then we’re game.

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Latvian countryside ribs

Pēteris Kvetkovskis of Skyforger offers a recipe for Latvian countryside ribs, a dish that includes potatoes and sauerkraut. (Image courtesy of Bazillion Points)

Hellbent for Cooking

A recipe from Latvian band Skyforger is included in Hellbent for Cooking.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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