“In a city renowned for it’s original music, Michael Fracasso has distinguished himself as “an artist of uncommon brilliance” says Robert Fraser of Texas Monthly. Michael Fracasso not only has a distinctive tenor and writes compelling songs but is also the author of some tantalizing Italian dishes. This Austin, TX songwriter has toured throughout the US, Europe and Japan and now he has taken his show to cooking schools where he demonstrates his twist on traditional Italian dishes and also sings a few songs as a bonus. He has recorded 7 CDs of his own music and is set to release his cookbook, Artist in the Kitchen: A Brief History in Food. There will be a book signing at Book People on Thursday June 20th at 7 PM including an appetizer and few new songs. A cooking class is scheduled at Central Market Cooking School on Friday June 21 at 6 PM. where he’ll be demonstrating: Green Bean & Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts & Raspberry Vinaigrette, Risotto with Lemon & Asparagus, Lamb Chops with middle eastern spices, Fig & Blue Cheese Crepes with Orange Sauce & Candied Almonds. Also scheduled: Tuesday, June, 18: KUTX with John Aielli, 10:00 am. Wednesday, June 19: Fox 7, 8:45 am (arrival time) – Wednesday June 19: KOOP FM, 7:00 – 8:00pm.
“He cooked for our Anniversary dinner party, and it was incredible! Everyone should download his cookbook, I’ve used it several times and they’ve all turned out great!”
-Lori LeRoy Wyssmann – OKC, OK