Friday, November 12, 2010

A Musical Feast

A Musical Feast: Recipes from over 100 of the World's Most Famous Musical Artists

The recipes found in these pages were donated by some of the world's favorite musical artists with their personal photos and reminiscences.  The recipes include family favorites, dishes discovered by the artists on their travels and recipes that resonate with personal memories.  A few of those famous musicians include:  Tony Bennett, the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, Cher, Clint Black, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, the Village People, and many, many more. 

Blue Eyes' Italian Chicken, Potato and Onion dish
Frank Sinatra

This is best with soft music and candlelight.


2 2-lb chickens cut into pieces
Olive oil
2 medium onions, sliced separately
8 potatoes, peeled, quartered
1 c white wine
2 Tbs oregano
1 c fresh parsley, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon, sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Soak chicken in salted water for 30 minutes.  Drain.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Fill large baking dish 1/2 to 3/4 inch high with olive oil.  Layer chicken in bottom of pan; cover with onions; add potatoes, wine, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper.  Mix pan ingredients by hand.  Cover with lemon slices.  Cover with foil. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.  Uncover and cook 15 minutes longer, or until  potatoes are soft. 

Serve with cold white wine. . . . and you'll love it.  Add a salad and dessert, and it is a wonderful meal.

8 servings

The artists donated these recipes to help combat one of the biggest social problems of our time: 
the problem of homelessness.


  1. You just gave me a great gift idea! Thanks so much!!! Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi! I'm following from Java's 40 & Over hop and I'd love it if you stopped by and followed back!

    This dish looks sooo good. And not at all difficult. A true one pan meal which is just the way I like it these days! I'll definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for posting it!

    Martha from

  3. what a fun idea for a cook book, and a good cause. I'm here from follow friday, I love my grandkids and reading too. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  4. That looks like a lovely dish! How can you go wrong with Frank Sinatra? Here on the Over 40 Blog hop and I'm so glad I found you:) Hope you'll stop by and read my post and comment!
    God Bless,

  5. What a fun idea! It's so interesting to read what people like to eat. Might help explain them better. LOL Great gift idea, huh!