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Sep 6, 2007 09:35 AM

Recipes in memory of Pavarotti?

As a lover of both food and opera, I wondered if anyone knows of a dish named after The Great One. Melba Toast, Peach Melba (after Nellie Melba) and Chicken Tetrazzini (Luisa Tetrazzini) are previous examples.

Or, would anyone like to submit suggestions? General guidelines: it should be Italian (for obvious reasons) and highly fattening (for obvious reasons)...

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    1. Pardon the interruption, but please share any recipes that you may have that are responsive to this poster's request. Lists of hypothetical dishes won't help anyone cook better now.


      1. Seems a chef in Balitmore put together a "Tortellini Pavarotti" when Luciano was in town. Here is a recipe:

        This recipe is attributed to Pavarotti:

        Some singers believe lemon juice helps disolve mucus from your vocal cords. My mother always claimed reading or watching an interview with Pavarotti where they said he went through some crazy amount of lemons (like 2 dozen a day or so). I have no idea if this is true, but if I was going to cook up a dish in his honor, lemons would be a feature.

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        1. re: jzerocsk

          This looks really good --- thanks ---

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          1. I so wanted to post something about Pavarotti but thought the powers that be would not approve.

            Apparently he had a fondness for prosciutto and pasta. ( who doesn't)
            He carried his own pots and pans and olive oil with him on tour so he could whip up a favorite dish before performing. It seems that apple crumble was his favorite dessert. Such a humble thing compared to other sweets he could have had.

            Buono notte Maestro. Reposa in pace. Bravo.