"Need fun stuff for the super-music-nerd-foodie who has everything? Here ya go: Famous chefs’ recipes sung—literally sung, just as written—to original pop music in styles ranging from power pop to acid klezmer, accompanied by a book of smart essays and thoughtful oddities."—Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped
The Recipe Project is a whimsical cross-pollination of food and music in a book and CD package. Contents include intimate interviews with famous chefs (playlists disclosed!), lyrical essays by music-minded foodies, and a CD by One Ring Zero, which transforms the chefs' favorite recipes—word for word—into songs.
Chefs featured include Mario Batali (Babbo, Eataly, Iron Chef), John Besh (August), David Chang (Momofuku), Tom Colicchio (Craft, Gramercy Tavern, Top Chef), Chris Cosentino (Incanto, Food Network), Mark Kurlansky (author of Cod and Salt), Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Post Punk Kitchen), Andrea Reusing (Lantern), Aaron Sanchez (Chefs vs. City), Michael Symon (Iron Chef, Lola).
Writers featured include John T. Edge (The New York Times, All Things Considered), Matthew Amster-Burton (Hungry Monkey), Melissa Clark (In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite), Jonathan Dixon (Beaten, Seared, and Sauced), Emily Kaiser (Food & Wine), Christine Muhlke (Bon Appetit), Michelle Wildgen (Tin House), Kara Zuaro (I Like Food, Food Tastes Good).
One Ring Zero has released nine albums, including the acclaimed literary collaboration As Smart As We Are, with lyrics by Jonathan Lethem, Paul Auster, and Dave Eggers. Their music has been featured on This American Life, Fresh Air, and Morning Edition.