Rock-and-roll flavored throughout, "If It Makes You Healthy "will have a full menu of approximately 125 recipes grouped seasonally, which reflects Sheryl's busy schedule: Summer months offer tomatoes and corn, and summer also puts Sheryl on the road. Fall and winter brings apples and winter squash, when Sheryl is at home and in the studio. From the big entertaining menus that are prepared for her crew while touring (Mojito braised pork) to small home-cooked meals for Sheryl and her children (basil and apple marinated chicken)--all lushly photographed by Victoria Pearson--this book will be filled with easy and flavorful recipes anyone can make. Along the way, Sheryl opens up about touring and home life with stories about her childhood, her early years as a backup singer, and her eventual stardom.
|Publisher:||St Martins Pr|
|Publish Date:||Mar 2011|
|Number of Pages:||261|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.92|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.68 x 0.85 x 9.4|
Sheryl Suzanne Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri on February 11, 1962. She enrolled at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition, Performance, and Education. While in college, Crow sang in a local band, Cashmere. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, and the Omicron Delta Kappa Society. Later, Crow was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Southeast Missouri State University, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
After graduating from college, Crow worked as a music teacher at the Kellison elementary school, in Fenton, Missouri. Teaching during the day allowed her the opportunity to sing in bands on weekends. Later, she was introduced to local musician and producer Jay Oliver. He had a thriving studio in the basement of his parents' home, in St. Louis, and helped her by using her in advertising jingles. Her first jingle was a back-to-school spot for the St.
Louis department store Famous-Barr. McDonald's and Toyota commercial jingles soon followed. Crow toured with Michael Jackson as a backup vocalist during his Bad World Tour from 1987 - 1989, and often performed with Jackson on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You". She also recorded background vocals for performances from various established artists including Stevie Wonder, Belinda Carlisle and Don Henley. Her song All I Wanna Do became an unexpected smash hit in the spring of 1994. The singles "Strong Enough" and "Can't Cry Anymore" were also released, with the first song "Strong Enough" charting at #5 on Billboard and "Can't Cry Anymore" hitting the Top 40. In 1996, Crow released her self titled second album.
The album had songs about abortion, homelessness and nuclear war. The debut single, "If It Makes You Happy", became a radio success and netted her two Grammy awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Album. Some of her other albums include Globe Sessions and Live. Sheryl Crow has recently authored a cookbook entitled If it Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons. This title made Publisher's Weekly Best Sellers List in April 2011.
Rock/country star Crow teams up with chef White in this readable cookbook filled with friendly asides, photos, and insights into the life of a popular musician in the studio and on the road. Most of the main dish recipes feature meat, with some tofu options, and many side dishes are vegetarian or vegan. Frequent side notes along with comments between and within recipes guide novice cooks and demonstrate an easygoing attitude toward substituting ingredients and tailoring recipes to individual tastes.
The healthy focus is largely in response to Crow's breast cancer, and some readers may be surprised that the recipes do not include calorie counts or a nutritional breakdown. Many of the comments tout the anticancer properties of certain foods and encourage readers to shop locally and buy products from farms using humane animal methods and organic farming techniques.
Verdict: An enjoyable cookbook for browsers of many tastes. Readers will feel they have shared a bit of Crow's life along with the recipes from her table.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/10.] - Margaret Knapp, Trinity Valley Sch. Lib., Fort Worth, TX
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Since then, Chuck has taught Sheryl how to do just that by cooking foods that are seasonal, locally grown, and vitamin-rich to keep her on top of her game and always ready to perform. This wholesome approach to every dish has been successfully integrated into all aspects of Sheryl’s busy life—from dinner parties, to touring, to settling in at home near Nashville, TN with her two sons, Wyatt and Levi.
Now Sheryl and Chuck want to bring their nutritious, delicious creations from her kitchen into yours.
Rock-and-roll flavored throughout, If It Makes You Healthy will have a full menu of approximately 125 recipes grouped seasonally, which reflects Sheryl’s busy schedule: Summer months offer tomatoes and corn, and summer also puts Sheryl on the road. Fall and winter brings apples and winter squash, when Sheryl is at home and in the studio.
From the big entertaining menus that are prepared for her crew while touring (Mojito braised pork) to small home-cooked meals for Sheryl and her children (basil and apple marinated chicken)—all lushly photographed by Victoria Pearson—this book will be filled with easy and flavorful recipes anyone can make. Along the way, Sheryl opens up about touring and home life with stories about her childhood, her early years as a backup singer, and her eventual stardom.
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