A Chaplinesque chase drives a runaway wanderer to make his escape by posing
as a chef for an impatient wedding party. Being a complete culinary incompetent,
he creates a percussive symphony out of pots, pans, cheese graters, measuring cups
and food in order to hide his lack of cooking skills.
In the process, he somehow manages to create a feast for the wedding party - which
in turn, inspires them to dance a celebratory tarantella.
The Irish Ballad is a wry interpretation of a popular song by Tom Lehrer. It is the grisly tale of a slightly angry and confused young woman. The hauntingly beautiful vocals are sung by Wendi Arnold (Polson), who has professionally performed this song in a various venues. Piano accompaniment is by Trish Tavener (Ronan), a local bookstore owner and longtime Tom Lehrer fan.
A boarding school student is whisked home to Chappaqua, NY to find out that her favorite bakery has been baking more than just sticky buns.