Author Lanea Stagg of Indiana will be at Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival, September 21, promoting her new cookbook “Recipe Records – a Culinary Tribute to The Beatles.” The third in her Recipe Record cookbook series, the book contains 50 recipes celebrating 50 years of The Beatles including a recipe for “Savoy Truffles” – decadent chocolates flavored for each Beatle – which she will be sharing samples of during the festival.
Stagg created the truffle recipe as a tribute to The Fab 4 based on George Harrison’s song “Savoy Truffle” from the White album, which he wrote about his friend, Eric Clapton, and Clapton’s love of chocolate.
“Each truffle flavor was created in tribute to the personality of each Beatle” said Stagg. “The Paul is a sweet cherry cream, The John is a lemon tart, The George is a smooth mellow coffee and The Ringo is a raspberry nut.”
Other cleverly named recipes in the book include I Should’ve Known Butter, Strawberry Pie Forever, The White Album Fondue, Let It Brie, Stuffed Sgt. Peppers, Lady Medallions, Ob-La-Di Ob-La Slaw, Roll Up For the Magical Mystery Wrap and George Martinis.
The truffle recipe can be found in both the “Recipe Records – A culinary Tribute to The Beatles” and “Recipe Records – the 60’s Edition” cookbooks, which Stagg will have for sale and be signing at the festival along with her original “Recipe Records” cookbook. Cost of the books will be: Tribute to The Beatles – $18; 60’s Edition – $25; the original Recipe Records – $20; or a set of all three for $50. She will also have available hand-molded bowls made of record albums for $6.
The creation of the cookbook series was inspired by Stagg’s passion for food and music, as noted in her tagline “Food for Thought, Food for the Soul, and Food for the Love of Rock & Roll.”
Stagg has appeared and spoken at many festivals and conventions including the NY Metro Fest for Beatles Fans and the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans. More information about Stagg and her “Recipe Records” cookbooks can be found on her website at reciperecordscookbook.com and on her Facebook page RecipeRecordscookbook. You can also follow her on her radio show blogtalkradio.com or her internet blog rockblocks3.blogspot.com.