Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cocktail Nation 280 Bachelor Pad Cooking

on the show this week we are talking bachelor pad cooking for one with James M Kraus who has a marvellous book out called Jet Age Cooking for the Bachelor, I have some Man from Uncle news for you and some Mad Men news

Tikiyaki Orchestra Maitais On The Moon

Ixtahule Searching For Souq

James Bond and His Sextet You  Only Live Twice

O Som Do Jazz Brisa Do Nordeste

Spy Fi Man From Uncle

Oscar Peterson Dreamsville

Mavis Rivers You'd Be So Nice To Come Home to

Martini Kings Desfinado

Aaron Diehl The Cylinder

Arthur lyman Blue Hawaii

Bob Thompson There A Small Hotel

Tiki Delights Scorpian Rider

Pink Martini Taya Tan

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jet Age Cooking For The Bachelor Gourmet

Jet Age Cooking for the Bachelor Gourmet. 

This weekend on the Cocktail Nation we are heading to the kitchen with author James M Kraus author of Jet Age Cooking for the Bachelor Gourmet.
Pour a Manhattan to savour while you create Steak Diane, Spaghetti Maria Grazia, Filet of Beef à la TWA and other classic Jet Age cuisine.

Available in the US, UK, EU and Japan, the book’s recipes display measurements and temperatures in all popular international formats. It is a full-color multimedia work specifically designed for the iPad that takes advantage of the unique capabilities of the e-book format.

This book is targeted to the sophisticated Man About Town who cooks for pleasure rather than necessity. All recipes are specifically scaled for a solo serving, easily doubled for preparing that special dinner à deux. It is tightly focused on a selection of international favorites that were staples of upscale restaurants in the 1960s.

The decade was an auspicious era not just for automobiles but for fine dining as well. The burgeoning popularity of jet travel allowed first hand exposure to an array of culinary cultures without the time investment of a lengthy ocean voyage. Health considerations took a distant backseat to flavor, extravagance and spectacle.

Celebrating the culinary indulgence of this epoch, Jet Age Cooking is a compilation of recipes carefully curated for lush, rich flavor as well as easy of preparation and cleanup. None of the preparations require the use of a blender or food processor; most require little more than a pan, knife and spoon, rendering them eminently suitable for preparation not only in the gourmet kitchen of your château, but in the galley of your boat or the kitchenette of your pied-à-terre.

Join Koop Kooper this weekend on the Cocktail Nation as we explore the culinary delights of Jet Age Cooking for the Bachelor.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cocktail Nation 279 Raymond Scott

on the show this week we catch up with Irwin Chusid to talk about the great Raymond Scott  and the work that he has done and continues to do for the family. We've lost a great in that of Eydie Gorme who passed away last week so we will take a look at her life and another passing in that of 
Faster pussy cat star Haji.

David Carbonara Bunnys Bop

Aaron Diehl Epilogue

Raymond Scott What Is This Thing Called Love

O Som Do Jazz Batucda

Codename Carter  Defect

Eydie Gormet Frenesi

Frank Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon

Laura Ainsworth He's So Unusual

MoonRays Mysterioso

Mr Ho's Orchestra Let's Dance 

Plas Johnson Pink Panther/it Had Better Be Tonight

Quincy Jones Cast You're Fate To The Wind

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cocktail Nation 278 Pink Panther and Tiki Delights

My neighbour, Kramer is back again this week to talk lounging bachelor pad movies this as we head back to 1964 to talk the Pink Panther Movie plus
we are jammed pack with new music this week ….with new stuff  from The Tiki Delights as we talk to the man behind it all, there's  new  music from a spy jazz band called  Codename Carter and another new release from a Bossa Nova band called O Som Do Jazz. Join me for the swank affair that is the Cocktail Nation

O Som Do Jazz Sambou Sambou
Codename Carter Stealth Palmer
Henry Mancini Pink Panther
Jackie Gleason Out Of Nowhere
Seth Mac Farlane Music Is Much Better Than Words
Tiki Delights Bali Safari
Oscar Peterson Morton Swing
Combustible Edison Millionaires Holiday
Nutty Paranoid Cat
Robert Hicks I didn't Like It The First Time
Sergio Mendes Mas Que Nada
James Morrison The Call  
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited November Morning
Coleman Hawkins Cocktails For Two

Friday, August 2, 2013

Cocktail Nation 277 Laura Ainsworth Necessary Evil

The very talented lounge singer Laura Ainsworth is on the show this weekend talking about her career and background, some  Bond news on that submarine car that's been put-up for sale recently. There some news on a new doco that lifts the lid on the JFK assassination.

Nutty Five Nights

Pink Martini No Hay Problema

Laura Ainsworth Necessary Evil

Lou Busch Cool

Louis Prima Just a Gigolo 

Marty Paich Summertime

Joey Altruda Tropical Paradise

Diana Krall Stop This World

Alvino Rey Night Train

Julie O'Hara I Fall in Love To Fast 

Vic Flick Live and Let Die

Leroy Holmes Search For A Vulcan