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Feist's New Cookbook Features Recipes She Ate While Recording 'Pleasures'

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The book contains more than 40 vegetarian recipes 

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Leslie Feist, the Canadian pop-artist who feels it all, published a cookbook in conjunction with her latest album, Pleasures. Titled Pleasures: The Meals of an Album, it features recipes for the food she ate while writing and recording her latest collection of songs, according to Spin.

The cookbook was co-written by Adrienne Amato, a documentary filmmaker and occupational therapist who, according to Rolling Stone, prepared the recipes in the book over an 11-day period while Feist recorded Pleasures.

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In a statement to press Feist wrote that the “communal process” of writing her latest album, her first in six years, “extended to the community of the kitchen.”

The book, which was self-published and is priced at $20, contains 40 vegetarian recipes, including one for "Leslie's Favourite Flourless Banana Pancakes" which are scented with cinnamon and fried in coconut oil, and another for a salad dressed with a garlicky balsamic vinaigrette sweetened with maple syrup or pomegranate molasses.

Pleasures also includes suggested daily meal plans that go along with each song on the record. “I’m Not Running Away” is presented alongside tostadas with fried bananas and coconut for breakfast; root vegetable lentil soup for lunch; vegan cauliflower pizza for dinner; and "simple fruit salad" for dessert.

All proceeds from the book benefit Community Food Centres Canada.

Feist’s cookbook joins those of other modern music acts including Coolio, who wrote Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price in 2010, Smash Mouth’s 2013 Recipes from the Road: A Rock 'n' Roll Cookbook, and Sammy Hagar’s Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook, which was published in 2015.

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