Personnel: Christine Lavin (vocals, guitar); Vance Gilbert (vocals, guitar, trumpet, organ, percussion); Dave Van Ronk, Marcy Marxer, Pete Seeger , Annie Bauerlein, Tom Paxton, Robin Hopper (vocals, guitar); Jeff Daniels (vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro, harmonica); Bob Gibson, Cathy Fink (vocals, banjo); Ray Jessel, Sally Fingerett, Julie Gold, Mary Liz McNamara (vocals, piano); Zina Goldrich (vocals, keyboards); Emily Bindiger (vocals, maracas, tambourine, background vocals); Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (vocals, maracas); Debi Smith, Lois Dino, MaryJo Mundy, Anne Hills, Jonathan Edwards, Megon McDonough (vocals); Marcia Pelletiere (spoken vocals); Jimmie Gately (guitar, piano, drum programming); Chip Mergott (guitar, piano); Alan Miceli, Billy Kemp (guitar); Mike Auldridge (dobro); Maria Sonevytsky (accordion); Laurence Etkin (trumpet); Peter Polzak, Todd Schroder, Brad Ellis, Radoslav Lorkovic (piano); Gary Lunn (fretless bass); Steve Curran, John Thomakos (percussion); Tom Eaton (drum programming); Diane Garisto, Kathleen Daniels, Julie Magsig (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Glenn Brown.
Recording information: Amerisound Studios, Columbus, OH; Harvest Music + Sound Design, Lansing, MI; Institutde Of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, MD; Pete's Cabin, Beacon, NY; Thomas Eaton Recording Studio, Newburyport, MA; Tom Rolla's Gardenia Club, Los Angeles, CA; West 71st Street Studio, New York, NY; Westrax Recording Studio, New York, NY.
Illustrator: Betsy Franco Feeney.
Arranger: Peter Polzak.
Whimsical folkie Christine Lavin--known as much for her screwy sense of humor as for her lovely music--asked several fellow performers to fork over songs about their favorite delicacies. She recorded herself singing with each contributor on his or her song, and also got them to send her recipes, collected in the CD's 96-page "cookbooklet." The results are tasty, with contributions from such luminaries as Pete Seeger, the late Dave van Ronk, Doc Watson, and actor Jeff Daniels. The songs range from the literal to the transcendent, with lots of food-as-sex double-entendre in between.