World Class Rock Recipes – Eric Clapton’s Split Pea Soup

This is Eric Clapton’s personal recipe for this traditional British starter. This soup is good hot or cold.


  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small head lettuce
  • Fresh mint Fresh
  • Parsley
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 5 pints chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 pound shelled (or frozen) peas
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk


Peel and chop the cucumber and onion. Clean and chop the lettuce, mint, and parsley. Heat the butter in a saucepan and add lettuce, cucumber, onion, mint, and parsley. Stir until the butter is absorbed. Add stock, peas, sugar and season to taste with the salt and pepper. Simmer until the peas are soft. Pour into a blender and puree. Add the curry powder, milk and reheat.

Eric Clapton’s Ginger Baker Tribute Concert Features Roger Waters, Steve Winwood and Ronnie Wood

  • Those attending Eric Clapton’s tribute concert in honor of his late Cream bandmate were in for a huge treat.
  • In addition to Slowhand, Monday night’s event, dubbed Eric Clapton & Friends: A Tribute to Ginger Baker, featured Roger Waters, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood, Nile Rodgers, and Kenney Jones.
  • Also taking the star-studded stage at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith was Baker’s son Kofi.
  • Funds raised at the show go to Leonard Cheshire, a UK charity close to the Baker family, which supports the disabled through education, employment, and assistance with independent living.
  • Where would you rank Baker on a list of drum greats?