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The Recipe Project: A Delectable Extravaganza of Food and Musicby One Ring Zero
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"Food-loving rockers can get the best of both worlds in The Recipe Project (Black Balloon Publishing, 2011), a collection of recipes by top chefs set to music. Rock out with Mario Batali's Spaghetti with Sweet 100 Tomatoes or Michael Symon's Octopus Salad with Black-Eyed Peas. Comes with the CD, of course."— Michele Kayal, AP Holiday Food Book Guide: A roundup of some of the best food books for every foodie on your gift list
The Recipe Project is a whimsical cross-pollination of food and music in a book and CD package. Contents include intimate interviews with famous chefs (playlists disclosed!), lyrical essays by music-minded foodies, and a CD by One Ring Zero, which transforms the chefs' favorite recipes—word for word—into songs.
Chefs featured include Mario Batali (Babbo, Eataly, Iron Chef), John Besh (August), David Chang (Momofuku), Tom Colicchio (Craft, Gramercy Tavern, Top Chef), Chris Cosentino (Incanto, Food Network), Mark Kurlansky (author of Cod and Salt), Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Post Punk Kitchen), Andrea Reusing (Lantern), Aaron Sanchez (Chefs vs. City), Michael Symon (Iron Chef, Lola).
Writers featured include John T. Edge (The New York Times, All Things Considered), Matthew Amster-Burton (Hungry Monkey), Melissa Clark (In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite), Jonathan Dixon (Beaten, Seared, and Sauced), Emily Kaiser (Food and Wine), Christine Muhlke (Bon Appetit), Michelle Wildgen (Tin House), Kara Zuaro (I Like Food, Food Tastes Good).
One Ring Zero has released nine albums, including the acclaimed literary collaboration As Smart As We Are, with lyrics by Jonathan Lethem, Paul Auster, and Dave Eggers. Their music has been featured on This American Life, Fresh Air, and Morning Edition.
Lighthearted essays about food and music. Intimate interviews with celeb chefs. Recipes of celeb chefs sung as songs. CD included.
The Recipe Project (book/cd package) features 10 recipes by celebrity chefs transformed—word for word—into singable, danceable, riotously delightful songs. Think: 100 Sweet Tomatoes by Mario Batali sung as whimsical Italian melody. Or Creamless Creamed Corn by Tom Colicchio sung as a classic rock tune.
The book itself contains recipes by the same chefs (Mario Batali, David Chang, Michael Symon, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Tom Colicchio and more) as well interviews with the culinary stars, restaurant playlists, and essays by acclaimed food writers such as Melissa Clark, JJ Goode, Christine Muhlke, Michael Harlan Turkell and John T. Edge.
Black Balloon Publishing marries traditional story-telling with high-tech. The Recipe Project comes with a free app that finds recipes so easy you could sing them, as well as a book excerpt, and an animated spinning LP. The Recipe Projects stop motion video features dancing pasta, flirtatious garlic, and a 59-second ode to the book/cd.
The Atlantic: Utterly charming and a formidable feat of multi-sensory deliciousness.”
Esquire: The recipes function as a sort of found poetry, if you will, a jumping-off point for a consideration of how sound relates to flavor.”
Oprahs Food Newsletter: John Besh, the New Orleans chef, put it best in the video by Time.com as he sang along to his own recipe for shrimp remoulade, Why didn't I think of this?”
Wired.com: The Recipe Project [is] a true feast for cuisine geeks. Its a project worthy of the new breed of food pornographers, who have transformed cooking programming into an indulgent pleasure.”
Epicurious: Between the covers, you'll find recipes, prose pieces, chef interviews, and yes, music. Pore through the pages and you'll be rewarded with some lovely food writing, delicious food, and toe-tapping tunes. It's a multi-sensory feast.”
Bon Appetit: By stylistically channeling the Beastie Boys and Bach to Bowie and Belly (with the latters Tanya Donelly lending vocals on a track), the bands catchy recipe adaptations make for an engaging listen.”
Time.com: Every once in a while you come across a project and think, I cant believe no one has done this before. Thats how I felt when I heard about The Recipe Project, a cookbook that takes recipes from established chefs like David Chang, Tom Colicchio and Mario Batali and sets them to music.”
Food Network Magazine: Food Network stars Aaron Sanchez and Michael Symon, among others, handed over their favorite recipes to the band One Ring Zero so they could turn them into catchy tunes. I would wake up in the middle of the night with Mario Batalis spaghetti song running through my head, says band leader, Michael Hearst."
About the Author
One Ring Zero (songs) has released nine albums including the acclaimed literary collaboration As Smart As We Are. They've performed at Central Park Summer Stage, The Kennedy Center, and been featured on This American Life, Fresh Air, and Morning Edition.
Interviews and Recipes: Mario Batali (Babbo, Eataly, Lupa, Iron Chef), John Besh (August), David Chang (Momofuku), Tom Colicchio (Craft, Gramercy Tavern, Top Chef), Chris Cosentino (Incanto, Boccalone, Food Network), Mark Kurlansky (author Cod, Salt), Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Post Punk Kitchen), Andrea Reusing (Lantern), Aaron Sanchez (Chefs vs. City), Michael Symon (Iron Chef, Lola)
Essays: John T. Edge (introduction New York Times, All Things Considered), Matthew Amster-Burton (Hungry Monkey), Melissa Clark (In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite), Jonathan Dixon (Beaten, Seared, and Sauced), Tanya Donelly (The Breeders, Belly), JJ Goode (Food and Wine), Emily Kaiser Thelin (Food and Wine), Christine Muhlke (Bon Appetit), Michael Harlan Turkell (The New Brooklyn Cookbook), Michelle Wildgen (Tin House), Kara Zuaro (I Like Food, Food Tastes Good)
Leigh Newman (editor) is the author of the memoir Still Points North (Dial/Random House). Her travel, food and culture articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Travel Holiday, Conde Nast Concierge, Brides and elsewhere.
Michael Hearst (editor) is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero.
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