A composer growing up in Paris while bridging the 19th & 20th centuries probably ate some interesting breakfasts—a mix of gourmet and eating on the cheap. Today’s recipe is an autumn-inspired riff on classic “Pain Perdu” (literally “lost bread”). Dressed down, it’s just stale bread dipped in egg batter and fried up. Dressed up, it’s adorned with exotic spices and rich, complex flavors of fruit and wine.
My fascination with composers’ eating habits began innocently enough in my undergraduate years… now that I’m no longer a student and can study anything I choose, I’ve decided to dust off that quest and go off in search of my favorite composers’ favorite breakfasts!… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Haydn’s Cherry-Almond Tart”