By Sharon O'Connor
Museum Cafés & Arts celebrates the best America has to offer. Included is a 208 page cookbook from sixteen American museum cafes plus a companion music CD, especially recorded for Museum Cafés & Arts, which offers more than an hour of romantic chamber music by the Rossetti String Quartet. The cookbook features stylish food photography, breathtaking images by famed artists, and photos of each museum. The artwork includes works by more than 60 major artists including Vermeer, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, O'Keeffe, and Warhol.
About the Author
Sharon O'Connor was the first person ever to pair a cookbook with music. What seems like a simple idea food and music are a natural combination is actually the culmination of years of life experience. As O'Connor 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. She continued her musical career as the founder and cellist of the San Francisco String Quartet.
A lifelong amateur chef, O'Connor 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.
Boxed Set Dimensions: 7.25 x 10.25 x 1.25 inches