Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl cooked BBQ at a party hosted by late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell’s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney last weekend in the Los Angeles area. Grohl cooked recently at the Studio City Market, for the Valley Urban Market. He also cooked for Los Angeles area firefighters earlier this week.
Turns out Grohl is a bit of a BBQ nerd — and one of his favorite things to do is throw backyard smokeouts at his home in Encino, he told Variety.
“When Nirvana became popular, the first thing I did is I bought a beach house in North Carolina and spent years up there, and I just ate pulled pork like f—ing crazy from the time I was 22 to about 25 years old,” Grohl said in between temperature checks. When he broke his leg on tour a few years ago and was holed up at home, he really dove into making it himself.
“I became totally obsessed [with the Big Green Egg smoker] — it was therapeutic because it’s not an automatically functioning piece of cooking equipment. You have to balance the vents to make sure that you get and hold temperature for a low and slow cook. You’re just basically sitting and staring at these f—ing thermometers all day long. For me I couldn’t walk and so I would just sit there for nine or 12 hours at a time just like ‘ohmm,’ watching these temperature gauges — and I started getting good at it.”