Cookbook Chronicles Communal Meals While Recording Latest Release
Proceeds to Benefit Food Security Programs
06 DECEMBER 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Feist announces the December 11 release of Pleasures: The Meals Of An Album, a cookbook companion to her latest studio album, Pleasure. Written jointly by Adrienne Amato – chef at Pleasure’s recording session – and Leslie Feist, The Meals Of An Album is summed as “11 days in the studio and over 40 recipes” and contains vegetarian recipes organized on a song-by-song, day-by-day basis of what Amato made while the band was recording.
The 122-page lushly illustrated book is a fan’s immersive sensory soundtrack to the making of the album, offering instruction in the preparation of meals which Feist and her bandmates shared while recording Pleasure.
“The making of an album is a communal process on many levels,” reveals Feist, “and that extended to the community of the kitchen while we were recording. We hope this book will embolden you to expand your repertoire, stock up on simple staples and invite friends into your kitchen to cook some of these meals with them.”
Recognizing the pressures facing many households throughout the year but especially over the holiday season, Feist will donate proceeds from all sales of The Meals Of An Album to Community Food Centres Canada, a nonprofit that builds and supports vibrant community spaces in low-income communities where people come together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all.
Pleasures: The Meals Of An Album is available exclusively through www.feiststore.com.
Feist made her U.S. debut in 2004 with Let It Die (featuring “Mushaboom”) which won the Juno Award for Best Alternative Rock Album and garnered major international critical acclaim. Her 2007 follow-up, The Reminder, debuted in the Top 20 in the U.S. and was hailed by The Village Voice as a “great batch of simple, precisely arranged love songs — expertly produced, delectably sung.” The album, featuring singles “1234” and “My Moon My Man”, went on to sell more than a million units globally and won Feist the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize (making her only the second woman to ever win the award). After a several-year hiatus — during which she co-created Look At What The Light Did Now, a documentary about the making of The Reminder and her subsequent tour — Feist returned with Metals in 2011. Debuting at #9 on Billboard, it was named Album of the Year by the New York Times and won the Polaris Prize and four more Juno Awards. Released in April via Interscope/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, Pleasure reflects on secrets and shame, loneliness and tenderness, care and fatigue and is at its core a study on self-awareness. While each album is a departure from the next, Pleasure finds the four-time Grammy Award nominee again showing the extraordinary depth of her artistry. Recorded over the course of three months—in Stinson Beach, Upstate New York, and Paris —Pleasure was co-produced by Feist with longtime collaborators Renaud Letang and Mocky. [insert chart debuts / milestones for Pleasure] To date, Feist’s music has sold over three million units worldwide and amassed more than 500 million streams.