by Paige Donner
Welcome to the first Paris GOODfood+wine podcast of the new decade! 2020 has come in like a bolt of lightning, and riding on these vibrant waves we take a page from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for the theme of episode 52, dedicated to music.
If music be the food of love…play on!
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This famous quote from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night sums up our interview with Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe, two composer-musicians who have taken ancient texts and songs from the Mediterranean and created a concert performance out of them.
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EPISODE 52 IS ALSO BEING BROUGHT
TO YOU BY PARIS FOOD AND WINE ;
Catherine Braslavsky & Joseph Rowe
Une vidéo de Tonnerre Esprit Parfait que nous jouons dans le spectacle : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFhD82z7aJQ
I was also inspired to do this show dedicated to music in response to the popularity this year, at least in the media, for ‘Dry January.’ It seems that Dry January is a call to stay off alcohol drinks for the month of January as a way to atone for the assumed excesses of the holidays.
Assumed is the key word here, because not everyone is excessive in terms of alcohol consumption, during the holidays. Nonetheless, it provided me a convenient excuse to deviate somewhat from our strictly food and wine theme and incorporate musicians into the show.
The other inspiration came from a wine dinner I participated in here in Paris during the holidays, where a different celebrated piece of music was paired with each course of the meal. So not only were food and wine pairings astutely made, but a pairing of music made each course a triumvirate of wine, music and food. Exceptional was the privilege of witnessing my fellow dinner guests delighting as much or even at times more so in the music than even in the Michelin starred food and 100 pointer wines.
Anyway, whatever the excuse or inspiration for this show was, the fact remains that music feeds the soul and is as inseparable from wine and food as are the stars and the moon from the night sky.
And for those who continue to consume in moderation, we have an excellent Bordeaux white as well as a St.Emilion Grand Cru to recommend you this month. Both are from the impressive Domaines Rollan de By whose owner and director Jean Guyon’s MO is ‘Wine is an Art.’ You can find more about his exceptional wines in our show notes and also on Bordeaux Food And Wine.com.
Pictured on Right, Jean Guyon of Domaines Rollan de By; far right wine journalist Antoine Gerbelle photo by Paige Donner ©2020
Thank you for joining us in this new year. And we wish you all a fantastic start to 2020!
We paused here for a moment to take some photos at the charming Theatre de L’Ile St. Louis located on the Quai d’Anjou in Paris’ 4th district. This where Catherine and Joseph will be performing their Ave Eva concert through February 2nd. You can contact the theatre directly for tickets and reservations by searching Theatre Ile St. Louis and we’ll also provide a link in the show notes at LocalFood.wine.
Here below, please find a few fun tributes to the theme of wine and music.
And for all of us not observing ‘Dry January,’ and also for the rest of the year, our recommendation for these outstanding Bordeauxs:
Hide The Wine by Carly Pierce
The Days of Wine & Roses – Henry Mancini
I Get A Kick Out of You – Frank Sinatra
‘Water Electric’ – by Noisy Oyster
‘Lifetime In A Day’ – by Enrico Altavilla Music free of rights from FreeSoundTrackMusic.com
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