Susan Feniger: Food and Music: Perfect Partners
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Last night I was a guest of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, there to talk about the links between music and food. At first, when they asked me to be a part of their program, I thought... huh? But as I started to think about it, the comparisons piled up.
As a kid, I cooked with my mom, and some of my earliest food memories are accompanied by a "score." As I helped her make cheese dreams, with Wonder Bread and Velvetta cheese (yes, it was the sixties), I'd butter one side of the bread and make the stack as high as I could without falling off the chair, and my mom took melted Velveeta cheese, put a spoonful on the non buttered side and I rolled them up and placed them on a sheet pan. The entire time, Barbra Streisand played, Tony Bennett played, Connie Francis played.
As I got older, the music expanded to include Smokey Robinson, the Supremes, then Vivaldi, Mozart, Bill Evans, Billie Holiday... just as the Velveeta cheese turned into Manchego and the Wonder Bread was replaced
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