This award-winning cookbook was brilliantly orchestrated by the Ravinia Festival Women's Board as a way to raise money for music scholarships and the venerated music festival. This harmonious collection of more than 600 recipes is the result of three years of collecting, testing, tasting, collating, and indexing. These dishes stand the test of time and include spectacular picnic fare, simple family dinners, and special occasion dishes. With recipes ranging from homey pumpkin bread and elegant leek and chevre tarts to simple pickled beets and lavish Chicken Wellington with Champagne Sauce, there are choices to suit everyone's tastes. Music lovers might want to try guest conductor Claudio Abbado's Crab Caponata and Ravinia music director James Levine's Classic Chicken Salad, or Variations on a Brownie and Summer Symphony Soup. These scores of recipes for every cook, from the novice to the gourmet, make a great hostess, wedding, or shower gift.