Alright, I admit it, bikers make me nervous. I’ve never really known a biker or even met a biker for that matter, so where did these unfounded jitters generate? Probably from growing up in the 70’s. I blame everything on the 70’s. Well, after meeting Biker Billy at the Ocean County Bookfest (of all places) I am happy to say that my biker nerves were quickly tamed.
Now, I’m guessing here, that Biker Billy is not your run-of-the-mill, typical biker. For one thing, Biker Billy is a cookbook author and a vegetarian. When I heard the title of his book, Biker Billy Cooks With Fire, I thought for sure it was a barbecue book. Well, I learned otherwise. And, P.S., what a gentleman this Biker Billy.
Billy is a NJ native. He now lives in North Carolina which lets him ride his motorcycle year round, so he explained. He has three books currently on the shelves, his first book was published in 1995. His second book is titled, Biker Billy’s Freeway of Fire. And, his latest book, Hog Wild on a Harley Cookbook, is a compilation of recipes contributed by riders, Harley factory workers, and dealers in addition to Billy’s recipes. As Billy describes it, its a “little slice of Americana.” You can find out more about Biker Billy, his upcoming appearances and purchase his books on http://www.bikerbilly.com/.
He has promised to submit a recipe for publication on Jersey Bites so we can all sample his style of spicey vegetarian cooking. I’ll be sure to post that as soon as I get it.