Phish Announces July 9, 2019 Show For ‘Dinner And A Movie’ Episode 5

By Nate Todd Apr 18, 2020 8:58 am PDT

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Phish will offer their July 9, 2019 show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut for the next Dinner And A Movie installment. The show — which was not previously webcast — will stream at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, April 21 via, Phish’s Facebook page or right here on JamBase’s Livestreams Calendar.

Donations for the next Dinner And A Movie will benefit Sweet Relief. For over 25 years, the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has helped “career musicians and music industry workers struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.” Musicians have been hit especially hard during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and donations will help with medical bills, food, clothing, lodging and other essential needs for struggling musicians. Donate any time through Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation or via Sweet Relief’s website.

The “Dinner” part of the night swings back around to Trey Anastasio who is sharing his Grandmoony’s Eggplant Parmigiana. Read a note from Trey and his stepmother Geneva below:

From Trey:

Carmel Anastasio, aka Grandmoony, my Italian grandmother, was an incredible cook. Growing up, we would have long, never-ending meals where she would make antipasto, pasta, eggplant, braciola, three different pies — all just for the family.

My absolute favorite was her Eggplant Parmigiana, and she taught me how to make it. I’m a horrible cook, but I do know how to make the Eggplant Parmigiana, and it’s really fun to make. I’ve actually made it for the band before.

My stepmother Geneva is also an astounding cook (so good!) and she learned lots of tricks from my grandmother before she died. Geneva makes huge, amazing dinners for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other special occasions. In Phish’s early years, we would stop at my dad’s house sometimes on the way home from a long road trip, and Geneva would feed us all. We called her “The Helping Friendly Cook”! Straight from Italy and passed down thru the generations, I always think of my Grandmoony when I eat this dish. I loved her so much, and still do! I asked Geneva to explain how to cook it because hers is the very best. Thank you, Geneva!

From Geneva:

This recipe came to me from my mother-in-law, Carmel Dorothy Musco Anastasio. She had learned to make it from her mother, Diodata Popolizio Musco and instructed me first off that this is Eggplant Parmigiana, not Eggplant Mozzarella. If you want to make this recipe, you will not need mozzarella.

Click on the link below for the full recipe:

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