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Picnics: Picnic Recipes from Summer Music Festivals [With CD] Hardcover – Dec 12 1994

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Menus & Music Production; Har/Com edition (Dec 12 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883914086
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883914080
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 18.4 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,081,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Sharon OConnor was the first person ever to pair a cookbook with music. What seems like a simple ideafood and music are a natural combinationis actually the culmination of years of life experience. As OConnor puts it, Menus and Music has packaged up my life.

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in music and sociology, O'Connor trained at the renowned Amsterdam Conservatory of Music. She began her career as a performer with the San Francisco Ballet and Opera and has worked with famed performers such as Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Tony Bennett and Linda Ronstadt. She has also recorded with the American Conservatory Theater, Aretha Franklin, John Williams, and for numerous Hollywood film scores. She continued her musical career as the founder and cellist of the San Francisco String Quartet.

A lifelong amateur chef, OConnor began looking for a way to combine her loves for music, food, travel, and writing. Twelve years ago, while driving across the San Francisco Bay Bridge after a performance with her string quartet, she came up with the idea for Menus and Music.

Now, fourteen volumes later, O'Connor OConnor travels the world to research each cookbook and is an expert in adapting recipes from professional chefs for the home cook. Equal time is devoted to meeting with other musicians, mixing, arranging, editing, and performing the musical selections on the compact discs.

Sharon OConnor makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two daughters and husband. Her family enthusiastically helps in the research, travel, and tasting for her series.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa70f01b0) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0xa70d08f4) out of 5 stars Great easy one page recipes that can be made in advance. June 12 1998
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This is a wonderful cookbook with easy one page recipes that can be made in advance. The foods are served at room temperature so there is no cooking at the last minute. This cookbook is not only handy for picnics but also for luncheons or any time you want to prepare delicious and easy recipes ahead of time. And as an added bonus a CD or cassette is included which plays classic ragtime music.
HASH(0xa722accc) out of 5 stars I have enjoyed my own copy of Picnic's (Sharon O"Connor) so much ... Dec 15 2014
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I have enjoyed my own copy of Picnic's (Sharon O"Connor) so much that I just gave it to a friend...she attends Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown and was delighted with the recipes for a picnic provided by a local caterer.

It is a perfect gift for the following: some one who has "everything"; someone who likes (elegant) picnic fare and someone who enjoys ragtime music...Try it!