Thursday, December 29, 2016

FOOD: New Years Eve Dinner Party Seafood and Pasta


FOOD
New Years Eve 
Dinner Party 
Seafood Pasta

This seafood pasta is so fresh tasting! It will be enjoyed by all, at your dinner party!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 large Eggs, beaten until yellow
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese (or Parmesan Cheese)
  • 1 package (16oz) of Angel Hair Pasta
  • 3/4 stick of salted Butter, cut into 1/4" knobs
  • Fresh Ground Pepper & Ground Sea Salt 
  • Dried Basil

PASTA DIRECTIONS
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, the mix in the grated cheese.
  • In a large pot of salted boiling water (as salty as the sea), cook the pasta al dente. Drain, reserving some of the cooking water.
  • In a large bowl, toss the HOT pasta with the butter plus the egg mixture, (the hot pasta will cook the eggs softly). Toss the pasta until coated in the creamy, cheesy sauce. 
    Season with pepper to taste, add salt if needed. 
    Serve the pasta on plates.
SEAFOOD
  • Cook Shrimp, Lobster, and Sea Scallops separately in the manner you like best.
    Top of each plate of the finished pasta with several of each of the shellfish.
PLATING
  • Sprinkle the platted seafood pasta lightly with some grated Parmesan cheese and minced fresh basel. 
  • Serve, offering more grated cheese at the table.

(SOURCE: ATKINSON FAMILY COOKBOOK)

Until later,
Jack
ARTSNFOOD IS AN ONLINE MAGAZINE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING ARTISTS AND COLLECTORS AROUND THE WORLD WITH HIGHLIGHTS OF CURRENT ART EXHIBITIONS, AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL READERS TO INVEST IN AND PARTICIPATE IN "THE JOY OF ART"® AND CULTURE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ALL CONCEPTS, ORIGINAL ART, TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS POSTING (WHICH ARE NOT CREDITED) ARE © COPYRIGHT 2016 JACK A. ATKINSON UNDER ALL INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT LAWS. ALL GALLERY, EVENT, MUSEUM, FAIR OR FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN WITH PERMISSION. IMAGES © INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, 

FOOD A Skier's Skillet Breakfast of Potato, Onion and Egg

Photo courtesy of thescrumptiouspumpkin. 

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A Skiers Skillet Breakfast 
of Potato, Onion and Egg

When my wife and I first went to Aspen, Colorado one of our fondest memories was the hardy breakfasts served up at several locally owned cafes. It was a potato, onion bake + (various add-ons like sweet peppers, mushrooms, bacon or sausage). It was always served in a skillet with one or two eggs (fried or poached) gently placed on top and accompanied with a dark, rich mug of coffee.

This potato bake continues to be a popular option at many Colorado breakfast restaurants both in the mountain towns and in Denver. It's all about carb loading before skiing, hiking, running, cycling, etc. (all of the reasons people love being active in Colorado).

Here is the simple recipe.

Ingredients:
Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes cut into 1/2" chunks
(any potato will do, washed with skin on)
Yellow Onions - sliced into rings
(any onion will do, and they can also be a large chop)
Green or Red Bell Peppers
(sweet peppers here)
White Mushrooms - sliced
(some mushrooms are chewier than others, white mushrooms work because they can stand the heat and don't tend to get tough)M
Sliced Garlic 
(slice up a clove or two will add favor to the other ingredients and the oil)
Bacon or Sausage can be cooked seperately and added if desired.

Preparation:

Cook all of the skillet ingredients in olive oil and season to taste with steak seasoning. Cook first on the stove top to brown 5 to 7 minutes, then finish-off in a hot oven to soften and cook through for 5 to 10 minutes. (Just until potatoes, onions and peppers are softened.)
Cook Bacon or Sausage if you desire meat and mix it into the cooked potato mixture.
Cook the egg(s) separately fried or poached and place on top of the steaming finished skillet.

Serve:
Serve the hot skillet with the eggs on top and on a hot pad at the table. Provide ketchup, hot sauce, salt and pepper for the individual diner's preference.

(SOURCE: ATKINSON FAMILY COOKBOOK)

Until later,
Jack
ARTSNFOOD IS AN ONLINE MAGAZINE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING ARTISTS AND COLLECTORS AROUND THE WORLD WITH HIGHLIGHTS OF CURRENT ART EXHIBITIONS, AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL READERS TO INVEST IN AND PARTICIPATE IN "THE JOY OF ART"® AND CULTURE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ALL CONCEPTS, ORIGINAL ART, TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS POSTING (WHICH ARE NOT CREDITED) ARE © COPYRIGHT 2016 JACK A. ATKINSON UNDER ALL INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT LAWS. ALL GALLERY, EVENT, MUSEUM, FAIR OR FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN WITH PERMISSION. IMAGES © INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, 


Milton Glaser Creates Shakespeare Portraits for Theater Productions + FOOD: Spaghetti Squash & Veggie Tomato Sauce



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I <3 NY artist Milton Glaser 
Does Shakespeare, 
through "Theater Posters"
(Portrait Art Posters)


Theatre for a New Audience is an organization that produces adventurous Shakespearean and contemporary theatre. Its mastermind, Jeffrey Horowitz, likes the idea of also producing modern portraits of the Bard. Years ago he turned to New York's premier designer, Milton Glaser, to create a series of portraits of Shakespeare and to design their theatre posters.







A few of Milton Glaser's posters from the Theatre for a New Audience series (and many other Glaser posters) are available at Glaser's website store: http://www.miltonglaser.com/store/c:posters/

(Source for text & images in this article: Milton Glaser.com)

FOOD 

Spaghetti Squash & 
Veggie Tomato Sauce






Spaghetti Squash with a Vegetarian Chili Tomato Sauce

INGREDIENTS

1 Spaghetti Squash
1 Large Onion, diced
1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
2 Stalks of Celery, diced
4 cloves Garlic, sliced
10 mini snack carrots, in 1/4" slices
1 Can of Hot Chili Beans in sauce (include the liquid)
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes (include the liquid)
1 Can of Rotel Tomatoes (include the liquid)
1 Rounded tsp of Steak Seasoning. any brand 
1 Rounded tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
3 shakes of Original Tabasco Hot Sauce
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Organic Tomato Ketchup
salt & pepper, if needed

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 450ยบ.

Cut the spaghetti squash in half, root to tip, and scrape out the seeds. Season the spaghetti squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place flesh side down on a foil lined pan and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, until fully cooked. Remove from the oven and let rest until cool enough to handle.

When cool, scrape out the spaghetti-like strands into a bowl. 

In a large high walled skillet, pour in a little olive oil into the skillet and saute the diced onions, peppers, garlic, carrots and celery stirring occasionally until they start to brown. 

Then add both cans of tomatoes to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, this will sweeten the tomatoes. 

Add the Chili Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Ground Cinnamon, Tabasco Hot Sauce and mix completely. 

Cook mixture for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Finally add the secret ingredient, a good dose of organic ketchup - stir-in thoroughly and taste for seasoning. If needed add some salt & pepper to taste. Mix completely. 

Ladle over spaghetti squash. 

Add Parmesan cheese on top and serve. 
(Source: original recipe © Jack Atkinson developed for www.ARTSnFOOD.blogspot.com)

Until later
Jack
ARTSnFOOD is an online magazine dedicated to providing artists and collectors around the world with highlights of current art exhibitions, and to encourage all readers to invest in and participate in "The Joy of Art"® and culture. All rights are reserved. All Concepts, Original Art, Text & Photographs in this posting (which are not credited) are © Copyright 2016 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery, event, museum, fair or festival photographs were taken with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

EDGAR DEGAS: at MoMA (#3 cont.) Closely Looking at Degas' Drawing & Painting Technique

Exhibition View
Edgar Degas: A Strainge New Beauty
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA.

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Closely Looking at 
EDGAR DEGAS: 
A Strange New Beauty 
Exhibition at MoMA
(Continued - Issue #3)


Photographic Portrait of Edgar Degas (standing)
with Auguste Renoir (seated)



IN THIS ISSUE:
We Explore the
Details of Degas' 
Drawing and
Painting Technique, 
Mark by Mark!

Join us as we take an over-the-shoulder-look as Degas works... see how he draws, paints, and makes monotype prints. 

How did this master of impressionism do what we all love so very much? We present it here for you to observe and figure out. Notice the details of how his hand, eye and brain worked together.

Degas himself will teach you!

(No captions are provided, this is only about observing Degas' technique.)






































Until later
Jack
ARTSnFOOD is an online magazine dedicated to providing artists and collectors around the world with highlights of current art exhibitions, and to encourage all readers to invest in and participate in "The Joy of Art"® and culture. All rights are reserved. All Concepts, Original Art, Text & Photographs in this posting (which are not credited) are © Copyright 2016 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery, event, museum, fair or festival photographs were taken with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

EDGAR DEGAS: A Strange New Beauty Exhibition at MoMA (#2 cont.)



The cardinal family series, monotype.


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EDGAR DEGAS: 
A Strange New Beauty 
Exhibition at MoMA
(Continued - Issue #2)


During the 1880s in Paris, a new technique "monotype" emerged and certainly intrigued artist Edgar Degas. A monotype is a transfer print made from an original work being painted on a non-absorbant surface like glass or stone, that is then transferred to paper as a UNIQUE one-of-a-kind print. Often the artist would work back into the print with various other media.

Most of the works in this exhibition are shown very rarely, for that reason the exhibition is very interesting to all who love Degas' artworks.

Included are some seldom shown etchings, lithographs and oil paintings as well, that relate to the monotypes shown.

Below more of the exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, NYC titled:
Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty.

(All photos of images were taken with permission of the museum.)




A Group of Dancers c. 1898,  Oil on paper mounted on canvas

Ballet Scene c. 1879 pastel over monotype on paper

Three Ballet Dancers, c. 1878, monotype

Frieze of Dancers c. 1895, Oil on canvas



Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper  c.1887 Pastel on paper

Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper c. 1887 Pastel on paper

Two Dancers, c. 1898 Pastel on eight sheets of pieced paper

Dancers Resting c. 1898, Pastel on five sheets of pieced paper

Pink Dancer pastel on paper c. 1896


dancer's legs tracing paper


Dancer Holding a Fan c. 1890 Charcoal on paper mounted on board

Studies of Ludovic Halevy standing 1876-77 charcoal on paper 


 (Reverse rubbing - Counterproof)

Studies of Ludovic Halevy standing 1876-77 charcoal on paper
Three Dancers 1900-05 Charcoal and pastel on tracing paper

Two Dancers en Arabesque c. 1885-90 Charcoal on tracing paper

Grand Arabesque, Secont Time 1900-05 Charcoal on tracing paper


Two Dancers Resting c. 1890-1900 Charcoal and colored chalk or pastel on paper


Two Dancers Resing c. 1890-1905 Charcoal on paper


BATH SCENES
After the Bath c. 1893-98 Oil on Canvas


After the Bath, c. 1891 Charcoal and pastel on paper

After the Bath c. 1896 charcoal and pastel on paper


After the Bath Woman Drying Herself 1896 Oil on Canvas

In the bath, monotype on paper


In the bath, monotype on paper


In the bath, pastel over monotype on paper

In the Bath- bidet, monotype on paper


In the bath, monotype on paper


In the bath, pastel over monotype on paper

In the bathtub 1880-85 monotype on paper

Woman Standing in Her Bath c.1880-85 Monotype on paper

woman in a bathtub 1880-85 pastel over monotype on paper

Woman Drying Herself Oil on canvas


Woman Dryin Herself after 1888 pastel on paper


the Bath c. 1880-85 Monotype on paper

The Bath c. 1895, Oil on canvas
Reading after the Bath c. 1880-85 Monotype on paper

BED SCENES

Woman going to bed c. 1880-85, monotype on paper

Woman going to bed c. 1880-85 pastel over monotype on paper


Woman Reclining on Her Bed, c. 1879-83

Getting up c. 1880-85 Opaque watercolor over monotype on paper


Bed Scene


Going to Bed



Brothel Scene 
Brothel "Madame, on Name Day"


Brothel Scene




Brothel Scene


Brothel Scene




Brothel Scene


Brothel Scene


Brothel Scene


Brothel Scene
The Chamber Pot, monotype on paper

The Letter, c. 1882-85 Monotype on paper

Woman by a Fireplace c.1880-85 Monotype on paper

In the Salon 1877-79 monotype on paper

Nude, monotype & colored wash on paper




The cardinal family series, monotype.


The cardinal family series, monotype.


The cardinal family series, monotype.


The cardinal family series, monotype.


The cardinal family series, monotype.


The cardinal family series, monotype.


The cardinal family series, monotype.


The cardinal family series, monotype.


The cardinal family series, Pastel over a monotype.


The cardinal family series, monotype.
SMOKE


Factory Smoke 1877-79 Monotype on paper


Until later,
Jack
ARTSnFOOD is an online magazine dedicated to providing artists and collectors around the world with highlights of current art exhibitions, and to encourage all readers to invest in and participate in "The Joy of Art"® and culture. All rights are reserved. All Concepts, Original Art, Text & Photographs in this posting (which are not credited) are © Copyright 2016 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery, event, museum, fair or festival photographs were taken with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.