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Beatles cookbook author to speak at Beatles symposium in April

CLEVELAND, Miss. -- Feb. 22, 2016 -- Lanea Stagg, author of "Recipe Records: A Culinary Tribute to The Beatles" will be conducting a "Lunch and Learn" presentation, April 2, at the first Beatles Symposium in the new GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.

Stagg's cookbook is the third in her series of rock'n'roll cookbooks, The Recipe Records Series, which cleverly combine savory recipes with a jolt of music. Readers will enjoy tasty recipes which are paired with "Suggested Song Lists," directing the reader to unique music selections that blend well with each recipe. The three books contain rock quips, quotes, stories, trivia, and other "words of wisdom," making each band-of-the-moment come to life! "Take a Little Pizza My Heart," "Girls Just Wanna Have Rum," "I Am The Eggs, Man," "You Say Goodbye, I Say Jell-OŠ," and so many more will leave the reader hungry for more!

Lanea Stagg

"The concept of Recipe Records cookbooks was inspired by a passion for food and music," Stagg explained. "My co-author, Maggie McHugh, and I wanted to write a book which would encourage foodies and music lovers to create memories with their friends and family." Together, Stagg and McHugh penned the original cookbook, Recipe Records edition.

After the passing of her co-author and best friend, Stagg eventually wrote a Recipe Records: Sixties Edition containing many of McHugh's special family recipes from the era. Finally, in 2014, Stagg went on to pen Recipe Records: A Culinary Tribute to The Beatles which pays tribute to her favorite band.

"No other band has impacted the music world, nor left a more meaningful footprint in society than The Beatles," says Stagg. To honor the lads, she wove their music, stories, and trivia into the book, offering 50 "groovy" recipes for 50 FAB years of The Beatles.

On Saturday, April 2, at her GRAMMY Museum Mississippi "Lunch and Learn," Stagg will entertain the audience by creating four individual flavors of chocolate "Savoy Truffles," each one a tribute to the personalities of John, Paul, George and Ringo. And, as an added bonus, talented teen musician, Cameron Hicks, will entertain the audience by performing "Savoy Truffle."

Cameron Hicks pictured with Mark Hudson (left)

"The song is ultra groovy, and the story behind it is enchanting!" Stagg told BeatlesNews. "I guarantee that the audience will enjoy "Beatles At the Ridge" Talent Contest Winner, Cameron Hicks and his excellent performance on his Beatlesque guitar! He is one gifted young man!"

As a gift for attending the "Lunch and Learn," each member of the audience will be given a lovely complimentary box of Savoy Truffles to take home.

Stagg will be available throughout the two-day "Beatles: From Cavern to Candlestick" Symposium to meet and chat with Beatles fans, to answer questions, and to sign her books. Country music legend, Charlie Daniels, provided this explanation of Stagg's cookbook when he wrote: "Food and Rock'n'Roll...now that's a recipe that goes together!"

Tickets for the entire weekend's events (including presentations by six Beatles experts and authors, three Beatles artists, a Beatles tribute band, and more) are only $35 a person. Delta State University will also be sponsoring activities and events centered on The Beatles for this event. For more information on those activities, call 662-441-0100 or go to the GRAMMY Museum MS Beatles Symposium 2016 website

For tickets to the "Cavern to Candlestick" Beatles Symposium in Mississippi, go to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's Facebook Page or GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's website.

More information:

• GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
• Recipe Records: A Culinary Tribute to The Beatles by Lanea Stagg
• Lanea Stagg's Rockblocks Blog

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• Louisiana artist exhibits at Beatles Symposium in Mississippi (3/7/16)
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Published February 22, 2016

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