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Italian Intermezzo (Menus and Music)
Menus and Music Productions
Published: August 1, 2000
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Italian Intermezzo, the latest in Sharon O'Connor's Menus and Music series, brings together recipes from Italian eateries in Italy and the U.S. Recipes reflect current restaurant cooking trends, with items such as porcini mushroom
souffles and fruit soups particularly notable. One of the book's best-conceived menus hails from a Seattle restaurant where wild-mushroom-sauced spaghettini and rich braised lamb shanks precede dessert of pears and gorgonzola, perfect flavor complements.
An accompanying CD of light classic Italian music helps to inspire the cook laboring over the stove or to create a romantic atmosphere at dinner. Mark Knoblauch
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The best Italian dinners are made at home! This bountiful feast for the senses includes a 248-page cookbook with recipes form extraordinary chefs and a music CD of songs that capture the sound of Italy. Masterpiece paintings, poetry, and
luscious food photography complete the experience. Sharon O'Connor traveled throughout Italy and the United States to visit 21 of the finest chefs in the world. She has formatted 120 of their recipes for the home cook, including dishes for each course of
a traditional Italian meal. Baked Ricotta Cheese; Pappardelle with Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Basil; and Espresso Gelato will soon become favorites.
On the accompanying CD, the Pizzarelli-Peplowski Sextet creates the sound of Italy everyone knows,
from Neapolitan songs and opera to pop songs and music from the movies. Italian Intermezzo will inspire many evenings of music, food, joy, and romance at home!
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