Oops. I spent too much time looking at the book and not at the screen. Yes, of course, comparing cooking and singing was the goal. Sigh. It has been a long day. House purchase is just about in the tank, but, on the up side, our karma is improving because my daughter managed to connect a cat she saw on the block with a cat described on a "lost cat" poster. We called and told the poster poster (!) where to look for their cat. My neighbor suggested that the cat's name might be "Lucky," since he is described as having a broken leg and a notched collar. No kidding!
I agree with Dicho--inexpensive wine is good to use in cooking. I make a faux chicken marsala with chablis or chardonay that I buy in a box at the grocery store. My kids love it (it's cheaper than going to the Olive Garden and we can eat sooner!). I cut about three large split chicken breasts into a few pieces each, saute them in olive oil and garlic, then add mushrooms (canned or fresh work equally well). Stir it around a bit more, add a half cup of wine, and about a cup of chicken boullion, and once it simmers, thicken it with some cornstarch (in water). Serve over some kind of chunky pasta (rigatoni is good) or linguini.
Time to turn off the computer and get some sleep.