NPR Staff, The Salt at NPR Food (2/15/15)
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Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must hate bananas. Because according to his recently leaked concert rider, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.
A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on tour. Kanye West wants his chauffeur dressed in 100 percent cotton; Jennifer Lopez's coffee must be stirred counterclockwise; and the Foo Fighters want Cup o' Noodles soup, but only on Wednesdays.
When White's personal preferences came to light, which includes chicken wings, fresh blackberries and assorted chocolates, one item that stood out was a very special guacamole recipe detailed by White's handler and manager.
Some have mocked the diva-like tone of the request, but London-based Peruvian chef Martin Morales, owner of Ceviche restaurant in London, has made it, and he thinks it's just right.