The Phantom Menu: The Liam Neeson Cookbook is released today. Written by the Michael Collins star, Liam Neeson, every recipe is connected to a film that the The Big Man has appeared in by a dubious pun.
The Studio Exec met Mr Neeson in his Hollywood kitchen where -surrounded by a film crew – he walked us through the dishes included in the book. ‘I’ve always liked food,’ Neeson said. ‘I like cooking it, I like preparing it and I like eating it. What’s wrong with that?’
Good. Because I travel with work there are a lot of different nationalities. For instance, we have here the Bavarian themed Schnitzel’s List, a lightly bread crumbed chicken breast fried it butter and rosemary. What do you think?
Neeson offered me a forkful and I tasted it. ‘Delicious!’
Each plate was arranged like a work of art.
And here we have the traditional English Steak and Kinsey Pie with Battle Chips. For the fish lover, I have The A Bream and Cod Roy and for the daring The Grey.
|Steak and Kinsey Pie|
The slab of thick meat quivers under a drizzle of olive oil. That wouldn’t be..?
I’m not sure…
Dark Ham, Hash of the Titans and Lamb.
Lamb? What’s the pun? I mean it’s… lamb.
I was in a film called Lamb. But you know I don’t just like eating in, sometimes I get tired of cooking. And do you know what I say?
Let’s get a Taken Away?
That was my fucking joke.
Neeson hangs his head and looks desperately unhappy. Then he walks out of the room. He doesn’t come back and after forty minutes I decide it would be better if I left.
The Phantom Menu: The Liam Neeson Cook Book is available from all good book shops and the proceeds will be added to those of the A Team, Taken and Taken 2, all of which sit in Liam Neeson’s bank accounts.