Requiem, K.626, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Barbara Bonney, soprano; Anne Sophie von Otter, contralto; English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
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Turning "the big two-five-four" is an occasion that calls for something special. So today we celebrate Wolfgang's birthday with this legendary dessert from his hometown.
From the website Suite 101 comes this description:
"The Salzburger Nockerl is said to have been traced as far back as the early 17th century. Local folklore says that the fluffy mounds of egg whites represent the hillside surrounding Salzburg.
"The dusting of powdered sugar turns them into snow-covered peaks. It has even been praised in Fred Raymond’s 1938 operetta, Season in Salzburg as 'Suess wie de Liebe und zart wie ein Kuss' (Sweet as love and tender as a kiss)."
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This week's recipes are underwritten by the Grosse Pointe Fresh Farms Market