Roving and Recipes

Conductor Nicholas McGegan seeks adventure through music — and food

On July 6, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Being serenaded while you have a picnic is a tradition that goes back centuries. Classical music adds to the atmosphere and to the sense of occasion. It’s great for younger […]




In Praise of Picnics

On June 27, 2016 |
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I love picnics and not just because I really like the name. For a Brit, the chance of eating outdoors without getting rained on is of course a risk but […]




Celtic Spuds

On March 29, 2016 |
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Ireland and Scotland both produce some of my favourite mashed potato recipes. Having spent last week in Dublin and since I am writing this in Glasgow, it seemed a nice […]




Cullen Skink – Smoked Fish Soup from Scotland

On February 2, 2016 |
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Just had a very good week in Glasgow, apart from the weather, that it is. Our neighbour’s son, Roddy is a sculptor and one of his works, Cleitus, lives in […]




Éljen a Magyar! – Roving and Recipes from Hungary

On January 29, 2016 |
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Szombathely Synagogue in the snow

I have just a spent a delightful week in Szombathely (Hungary) recording Schubert with Capella Savaria. We were working in a beautiful 19th century synagogue which is now a concert […]




Kay Baumhefner’s Persimmon Pudding

On January 14, 2016 |
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Persimmon Pudding

Don and Kay Baumhefner are among our very best friends. He is a wine maker and she is a chef, one time restaurateur and writer. They live in Petaluma in […]




Bakewell Pudding

On December 22, 2015 |
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Bakewell Pudding

One of the things that I treasure is a manuscript recipe book which was begun in 1851 by Miss Louisa Jane Harrison (1829-1902) of Hundow near Kendal in Westmorland UK. […]




Kit Leland’s California Style Bouillabaisse

On December 22, 2015 |
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Bouillabaisse

Kit Leland and her husband Hayne live just down the hill from us. As you can see from the photo, they have a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge […]




Michèle’s Roasted Caponata with Pine Nuts

On December 22, 2015 |
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Caponata

Michèle Stone and her husband Harry Howe are great supporters of music in the Bay Area. They are also gastronauts of the highest order. We sampled her version of caponata […]




Nic visits ‘A Day Out’ – Bronze Pigs at Rundle Mall, Adelaide

On November 12, 2015 |
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