Thursday, October 06, 2011

THE COOKBOOK TOUR OF EUROPE - Adventures in food and music

When celebrated New Zealand indie musician Flip Grater took her guitar to Europe, she slept on couches, took in the sights and must-sees of Europe, performed her music in seven countries – and ate some great food. Now she captures her journey in a fascinating new book, describing the places, people and experience of touring.
 Flip Grater sang and ate her way around the continent, mixing performances with cooking lessons in Paris, truffle hunting in Italy, glögg in Sweden…and a fox called Fletcher. Along the way, audience members and friends were asked to provide recipes for the book. The result is a side-of-stage view of the adventures of a touring musician, with a foodie twist.
 The Cookbook Tour Europe contains 34 recipes that Flip either cooked herself or was cooked by the people she stayed with – including delectable dishes such as Globe Artichoke Pie from Italy, Potatoes Provençale in France and Pepperkakor (‘Pepper’ cookies) in Sweden. The book is also accompanied by a sampler CD of five songs from Flip Grater's last two albums.

 The Cookbook Tour Europe successfully combines the popular genres of music, travel and food, in a beautifully presented book that will keep readers enthralled – a perfect gift for the foodie, travel bug or music fan. 
About the author:
Singer-songwriter Flip Grater was 15 when she discovered the joys of cooking; she wrote her first song two years later. By 27, Flip had released two albums under her own label, Maiden Records, and had published her first book, The Cookbook Tour: Travels in New Zealand food and music.
2010 and 2011 have seen Flip win the NZ Music Managers’ Forum Self-managed Artist of the Year award, complete a sell-out tour of New Zealand, and be nominated for Folk Album of the Year at the 2011 Vodafone NZ Music Awards.  She has also recently secured a European record deal with German label Make My Day Records and was featured on a cover compilation of the German edition of Rolling Stone magazine during her last European tour. 
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