10 years in the making, The Operalicious Cookbook Now Available at Amazon Books
Conceived by Sylvia Volk, a lifelong opera devotee and activist with baritone, Wayne Line and Nickel City Opera's Eileen Breen compiling and editing. Through tireless research, Sylvia compiled recipes from historical opera dishes and conceived the idea of complete menus surrounding each opera. Ten years in the making sorting through mounds of research, Eileen approached Wayne for his help in adding recipes and putting a true opera polish on the menus.
Opera has always been associated with food. Falstaff's bill at the Garter Inn included six chickens and thirty bottles of sherry. In Macbeth, a sumptuous feast is prepared for the banquet scene where Banquo's ghost appears. Cafe Momus plays predominantly in La Boheme as the characters dine on sausage, wine and a "poem" of chicken. Hansel and Gretel provides a feast of enticing sweets and Elixir of Love and The Marriage of Figaro have grande wedding feasts.
Sylvia did her research.."It's not just the characters that like their food - composers and singers have favorite dishes and entrenched beliefs about what to eat. Mozart loved sweets, Wagner dabbled in vegetarianism (http://www.ivu.org/
Opera Singer Wayne Line learned to cook out of self defense since his mother was not a very good cook. "I always wanted a cookbook that had meal plans. In our cookbook you can make a complete meal tailored to the theme of your favorite opera! Singing is my passion and cooking is a hobby, what better way to bring the two together than an Opera Cookbook! Cooking and opera..a perfect combination!"
Put on your favorite opera and start cooking with The Operalicious Cookbook now!