"The Singing Chef" Andy LoRusso Serves Up His Popular Sauces and Cooks Italian for Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
2nd "Cooking for a Cure" Live Virtual Event Will Take Place Friday, January 28, 2022
For several years, LoRusso has coped with blepharospasm, a type of dystonia that causes uncontrollable blinking and eye closure. "I want to give back in hopes of finding a cure," he said. "It's also about fun. Cooking and singing, creating a happy, positive mood, bringing family together in the kitchen—that's been my passion for 30 years."
Since the 1990s, "The Singing Chef" Andy LoRusso (https://www.singingchef.com) has performed thousands of A Night in Italy shows blending food and song to bring people together. He has partnered with celebrities, including regular appearances on the Donny & Marie Osmond TV show, and top chefs around the world. Growing up in Newark, NJ, LoRusso discovered his passion for Italian food and music in the kitchen with his Sicilian grandmother. His Grandmother Grace routinely played the arias of great Opera singers while she cooked. LoRusso began his career with Epic Records, recording R&B standards, and studied with world-renowned voice coach Giovanna d'Onofrio. He is the author of the best-selling cookbook and CD combo, Sing and Cook Italian, and his recent book, Sing & Cook with Andy LoRusso the Singing Chef.
After LoRusso's partner of 25 years passed away in his arms from a stroke, and their home ruined by the infamous wildfires near Montecito, CA, he relocated to Naples, FL. There he launched Singing Chef Sauces to preserve his grandmother's home style recipes. Within weeks, his products were in 100+ Food City supermarkets.
Dystonia is a chronic, often disabling, disorder marked by extreme, involuntary muscle contractions that cause abnormal body movements and postures. Common signs include excessive blinking, abnormal movements of the head and neck, a breathy or choking voice, hand cramps, or a twisted foot. Dystonia impacts people of all ages and backgrounds. There is not yet a cure, and though treatments exist there is no single therapy that benefits even a majority of patients.
The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) is the leading dystonia patient advocacy organization. Founded in 1976, the DMRF mission is to advance research toward improved treatments and a cure, promote education and awareness, and provide support resources to affected individuals and families. The DMRF can be reached at https://dystonia-
Page Updated Last on: Dec 01, 2021