Dec 27, 200708:07 PMThe Life
"Joy of Liberace Retro Recipes from America's Kitschiest Kitchen!"
Brand new concept of Bling Cooking, executed by chefs of the world famous Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
"The Liberace Foundation is thrilled to have new interest in Liberace and his legacy, as this year marks the 20th anniversary of his passing. Liberace absolutely loved to cook and entertain. He was not only one of the greatest showman on stage, but he was also a great showman in the kitchen." -- R. Darin Hollingsworth, executive director of the Liberace Foundation & Museum.
Joy of Liberace, Retro Recipes from America's Kitschiest Kitchen! is the first ever book officially sanctioned by the Liberace Foundation, complete with many never-before-seen archival photographs, all coupled with the brand new concept of Bling Cooking executed by the world famous Riviera Hotel and Casino.
This retro cookbook is Sooo Liberace! It is THE step-by-step guide to Bling Cooking, food with all the panache of the glitziest pianist who ever tickled the ivories. Joy of Liberace is filled with the recipes that made America swoon in the '50s: "Gilding-the-Lily Lasagna," "Chicken a La King of Bling!," "Flamboyant Flambe of Sirloin", "Brawny Austrian Torte", "Spaghetti, Butter and Cheese-Oh My!," "Fruit, Fruitier, Fruitiest Salad," "Salamiami Bouquet," "Russian Salad (Tchaikovsky Loved This Salad!)," "Weenie Broil," and 75+ more recipes! These are classics that rocked Las Vegas and Palm Springs and are the culinary equivalent to the flamboyant music that kept viewers tuned in and turned on to "The Liberace Show."
Now, his cookbook -- created with the Bling Cooking expert chefs at Liberace's beloved Riviera Hotel and Casino where he entertained for more than 20 years -- shows you how to whip up the blingiest concoctions, proving that more is definitely More. This is the retro cookbook of the century; the cookbook that will go in everyone's time capsule.
Pulled together with the panache that is the signature of the world's greatest entertainer extraordinaire, the king of exuberant excess, Joy of Liberace features many never-before-published personal and candid photographs of Liberace with family and friends, images as over-the-top as Liberace liked to be. Many of these images have been colorized based on meticulous historical research conducted at the Liberace Foundation's archival library.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Joy of Liberace benefits the Liberace Foundation for the Performing & Creative Arts scholarship program. Check out www.liberace.org for more details.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Karan Feder is an award-winning costume designer who has designed many productions for film, television and stage. Karan is currently knee deep in rhinestones and bugle beads as she continues her restoration and conservation efforts for the Liberace costume and image archives.
A lifelong entrepreneur with a background in law and business, Michael Feder leads the licensing efforts for the Liberace Foundation, and is the unfeathered friend of Olive, the fine-feathered parrot, as well as author of Olive Parrot Shares Her Birthday. Together the Feders are principals in Fame Farm, which creates and executes innovative strategies for celebrities interested in maximizing branding opportunities.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Joy of Liberace benefits the Liberace Foundation for the Performing & Creative Arts scholarship program. Check out www.angelcitypress.com for more details.
THE LIBERACE FOUNDATION & MUSEUM:
Liberace transported audiences to a dazzling world of color, jovial music, glittering costumes and humor. His legend lives on in the Liberace Museum, considered to be Mr. Showmanship's greatest encore performance. Liberace opened his Museum in 1976 to share his collections with the world and to support his love of being an active patron of the arts, and most importantly to support his mission of helping talented students pursue careers in the performing and creative arts through scholarship assistance. To date, the Liberace Foundation has awarded in excess of $5 million in scholarships to more than 2,200 students at over 100 colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
The Liberace Museum serves as a significant funding source for the Liberace Foundation. It features Liberace's collections of rare and antique pianos, classic cars, famous sequined and bejeweled costume wardrobe, glittering stage jewelry and rare antiques, as well as Liberace's private papers and memorabilia.
The Museum is located at 1775 E. Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for seniors age 65 and older, and students with valid ID. Museum and Foundation members and children ages 10 and under are free. Nevada residents receive free admission the second Sunday of each month.
The Museum also presents a "A Musical Tribute to Liberace," The Showmanship Years starring Wes Winters (www.weswinters.com) every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1:00 p.m., and admission price is $17.50 per person. For more information and to become a member of the Liberace Foundation, call (702) 798-5595 or visit their website at www.liberace.org.
(Note: "Bling Cooking" is a Registered Trademark of The Liberace Foundation & Museum)