Aside from coming home healthier than they left, McCartney’s crew is known for getting some of the best vegetarian cooking anywhere. On any given night, dinner might include celeriac, chestnut, and pesto soup; sweet potato gnocchi with spinach-and–blue cheese sauce; a meatless Irish stew in puff pastry with colcannon; and no shortage of desserts. However good the catering, though—and however righteous the cause—the shift to tofu and tempeh can still be jarring for the average carnivorous crew member. Pockets of rebellion are all but inevitable.
From pizza and stale doughnuts to cold coffee and a candy bar breakfast, meals on a rock-star tour diet are often anything but glamorous. Go behind the scenes with some of the world’s biggest bands as Gourmet Live guest columnist Matthew Kronsberg takes you on a tour of the catering and cuisine stretching from McCartney’s meat-free meals to Rod Stewart’s kedgeree.
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