Art Education

I bought this magazine in an antiques store one year ago and was thinking about it today:

In our Art History class, we read:

\”Eugene Ashton and Ella Perry publish the Perry Magazine for School and Home through 1906. The Perry Magazine was a marketing and communications vehicle from a company involved in schoolroom decoration and the picture study movement at the end of the nineteenth century. The magazine promoted the use of small, inexpensive, reproductions of fine art and contemporary photographs in lessons. Many of the articles in the Perry Magazine contained lessons about moral and ethical issues as well as art history and art appreciation. The content of the Perry Magazine was determined by the economic, social, and political issues of the day. Eugene and Ella met as school principals in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The story of their marriage and business is one of success as capitalist ventures. Having been teachers they understood what teachers needed. The Perry Magazine had a large influence on the introduction of art appreciation and art reproductions into the public school curriculum. Before the publication of the Perry Magazine only the elite had access to fine art.\”

At the MET. Photo by Bruce Barone.

Do you study art?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me. Thank You!

Art Education

I bought this magazine in an antiques store one year ago and was thinking about it today:

In our Art History class, we read:

“Eugene Ashton and Ella Perry publish the Perry Magazine for School and Home through 1906. The Perry Magazine was a marketing and communications vehicle from a company involved in schoolroom decoration and the picture study movement at the end of the nineteenth century. The magazine promoted the use of small, inexpensive, reproductions of fine art and contemporary photographs in lessons. Many of the articles in the Perry Magazine contained lessons about moral and ethical issues as well as art history and art appreciation. The content of the Perry Magazine was determined by the economic, social, and political issues of the day. Eugene and Ella met as school principals in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The story of their marriage and business is one of success as capitalist ventures. Having been teachers they understood what teachers needed. The Perry Magazine had a large influence on the introduction of art appreciation and art reproductions into the public school curriculum. Before the publication of the Perry Magazine only the elite had access to fine art.”

At the MET. Photo by Bruce Barone.

Do you study art?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me. Thank You!

Turkey Roulade

One week before Thanksgiving I saw Ina Garten prepare this on TV. And I said, \”That\’s what I will make this year!\”

It was delicious.

 Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup large-diced dried figs, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Calvados or brandy
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onions (2 onions)
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch-diced) celery (3 stalks)
  • 3/4 pound pork sausage, casings removed (sweet and hot mixed) (I used only sweet)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix (recommended: Pepperidge Farm)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 extra-large egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole (2 halves) turkey breast, boned and butterflied (5 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions

1. Place the dried figs and cranberries in a small saucepan and pour in the Calvados and 1/2 cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage, crumbling it into small bits with a fork, and saute, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, until cooked and browned. Add the figs and cranberries with the liquid, the chopped rosemary, and pine nuts, and cook for 2 more minutes. Scrape up the brown bits with a wooden spoon.

3. Place the stuffing mix in a large bowl. Add the sausage mixture, chicken stock, egg, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and stir well. (The stuffing may be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator overnight.) (This is what I did.)

4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place a baking rack on a sheet pan.

5. Lay the butterflied turkey breast skin side down on a cutting board. Sprinkle the meat with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Spread the stuffing in a 1/2-inch-thick layer over the meat, leaving a half-inch border on all sides. Don\’t mound the stuffing or the turkey will be difficult to roll. (Place the leftover stuffing in a buttered gratin dish and bake for the last 45 minutes of roasting alongside the turkey.)

6. Starting at 1 end, roll the turkey like a jelly roll and tuck in any stuffing that tries to escape on the sides. Tie the roast firmly with kitchen twine every 2 inches to make a compact cylinder.

7. Place the stuffed turkey breast seam side down on the rack on the sheet pan. Brush with the melted butter, sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, and roast for 1 3/4 to 2 hours, until an instant-read thermometer registers 150 degrees F in the center. (I test in a few places.) Cover the turkey with aluminum foil and allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Carve 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve warm with the extra stuffing.

Note: I used a roasting pan. After one hour I felt that the turkey roulade was not browning sufficiently, so I raised the oven temperature to 400. Total cooking time was 2 hours and the turkey roulade was moist and very flavorful.

Here\’s my plate:

I also made butternut squash (not pictured; flavored with maple syrup), garlic mashed potatoes, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sun-dried tomatoes (These I trimmed, cut in half, seasoned with Kosher salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and roasted in oven for about 30 minutes, turning once and adding the sun-dried tomatoes the last five minutes. Susan made the cranberry sauce, to which she adds mango.

Do you have a favorite turkey recipe?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me. Thank You!

Turkey Roulade

One week before Thanksgiving I saw Ina Garten prepare this on TV. And I said, “That’s what I will make this year!”

It was delicious.

 Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup large-diced dried figs, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Calvados or brandy
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onions (2 onions)
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch-diced) celery (3 stalks)
  • 3/4 pound pork sausage, casings removed (sweet and hot mixed) (I used only sweet)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix (recommended: Pepperidge Farm)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 extra-large egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole (2 halves) turkey breast, boned and butterflied (5 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions

1. Place the dried figs and cranberries in a small saucepan and pour in the Calvados and 1/2 cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage, crumbling it into small bits with a fork, and saute, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, until cooked and browned. Add the figs and cranberries with the liquid, the chopped rosemary, and pine nuts, and cook for 2 more minutes. Scrape up the brown bits with a wooden spoon.

3. Place the stuffing mix in a large bowl. Add the sausage mixture, chicken stock, egg, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and stir well. (The stuffing may be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator overnight.) (This is what I did.)

4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place a baking rack on a sheet pan.

5. Lay the butterflied turkey breast skin side down on a cutting board. Sprinkle the meat with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Spread the stuffing in a 1/2-inch-thick layer over the meat, leaving a half-inch border on all sides. Don’t mound the stuffing or the turkey will be difficult to roll. (Place the leftover stuffing in a buttered gratin dish and bake for the last 45 minutes of roasting alongside the turkey.)

6. Starting at 1 end, roll the turkey like a jelly roll and tuck in any stuffing that tries to escape on the sides. Tie the roast firmly with kitchen twine every 2 inches to make a compact cylinder.

7. Place the stuffed turkey breast seam side down on the rack on the sheet pan. Brush with the melted butter, sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, and roast for 1 3/4 to 2 hours, until an instant-read thermometer registers 150 degrees F in the center. (I test in a few places.) Cover the turkey with aluminum foil and allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Carve 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve warm with the extra stuffing.

Note: I used a roasting pan. After one hour I felt that the turkey roulade was not browning sufficiently, so I raised the oven temperature to 400. Total cooking time was 2 hours and the turkey roulade was moist and very flavorful.

Here’s my plate:

I also made butternut squash (not pictured; flavored with maple syrup), garlic mashed potatoes, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sun-dried tomatoes (These I trimmed, cut in half, seasoned with Kosher salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and roasted in oven for about 30 minutes, turning once and adding the sun-dried tomatoes the last five minutes. Susan made the cranberry sauce, to which she adds mango.

Do you have a favorite turkey recipe?
I would love to hear from you!


If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life,
please contact me. Thank You!

Hoboken, New Jersey

Some images from my upcoming book, Famous People Famous Places. Introduction by Luc Sante. He writes:

\”Hoboken, a mile-square patch on the waterfront in Hudson County, New Jersey, was once a brawling German sailors’ town, and back then it retained a bit of that atmosphere, mostly in its bars. It also hosted the memory of Frank Sinatra–embalmed there even when he was still alive–as well as whole clans of Appalachian migrants, a class of people you didn’t often see elsewhere in the metropolitan area. Hoboken could remind you of On the Waterfront, parts of which were filmed there, or it could remind you of Walker Evans photographs, of industrial Pennsylvania or blighted Alabama depending on the particular block. Until developers happened upon it, Hoboken was a tranquil place, as homey as a dirt yard and as concentrated as a sitcom setting, with its main drag lined with mysterious storefronts full of oddities, open whenever the proprietors woke up during daylight hours, and its town hall surrounded by benches where slumbered the ancients, the city’s collective memory.

            \”Barone’s photographs catch the distinctive silence of the era, its somnolence, its vague menace–unspecified, sometimes, even after it had kicked you in the head and taken the six bucks in your pocket–and its weather.\”

Are They Not All Self Portraits

Would you like a copy of my book? I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me. Thank You!

Hoboken, New Jersey

Some images from my upcoming book, Famous People Famous Places. Introduction by Luc Sante. He writes:

“Hoboken, a mile-square patch on the waterfront in Hudson County, New Jersey, was once a brawling German sailors’ town, and back then it retained a bit of that atmosphere, mostly in its bars. It also hosted the memory of Frank Sinatra–embalmed there even when he was still alive–as well as whole clans of Appalachian migrants, a class of people you didn’t often see elsewhere in the metropolitan area. Hoboken could remind you of On the Waterfront, parts of which were filmed there, or it could remind you of Walker Evans photographs, of industrial Pennsylvania or blighted Alabama depending on the particular block. Until developers happened upon it, Hoboken was a tranquil place, as homey as a dirt yard and as concentrated as a sitcom setting, with its main drag lined with mysterious storefronts full of oddities, open whenever the proprietors woke up during daylight hours, and its town hall surrounded by benches where slumbered the ancients, the city’s collective memory.

            “Barone’s photographs catch the distinctive silence of the era, its somnolence, its vague menace–unspecified, sometimes, even after it had kicked you in the head and taken the six bucks in your pocket–and its weather.”

Are They Not All Self Portraits

Would you like a copy of my book? I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me. Thank You!