11/01/2014 1:00 pm
In The New England Kitchen, award-winning Boston Chef Jeremy Sewall presents contemporary versions of New England classics that capture the flavors of this time-honored cuisine. In this first cookbook to explore contemporary New England fare, Jeremy Sewall adapts the region's fresh, simple flavors into refined dishes for the home cook.

More than one hundred delectable recipes highlight the area's celebrated farms and fisheries to incorporate distinct flavors throughout the year. For fall and winter, there are hearty dishes, such as Maple-Brined Pork Rack with Apple and Leeks and Creamy Oyster Stew with Fennel. Dayboat Cod with Green Garlic Puree perfectly captures springtime, while summer brings the arrival of Sweet Corn, Bacon, and Crab Chowder and Hand-Dug Steamers with Bay Leaf and Thyme.

Artful photographs illustrate thoughtful presentations for serving such satisfying food. There is a prep section demonstrating how to cook and eat a lobster, shuck oysters, and cure bacon. A New England farmer, fishermen, and an artisanal beer brewer are profiled to capture the new revolutionary spirit.

Chef Sewall will join us for a meet and greet Saturday, November 1 at 1:00 PM.
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Street:
82 Needham St # 84
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City:
Newton Highlands
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Province:
Massachusetts
Postal Code:
02461
Country:
United States
11/04/2014 7:00 pm

Sounding Our Depths collects Starr’s reviews and essays since 2009 about Powell and his muse, the Tone Road Ramblers sextet. These are dispersed among new essays based on interviews and study of Powell’s notebooks.

From the introduction:
“The best place to begin listening to the composer Morgan Powell is from a position of unknowing: from innocent ignorance, with no musical expectations. That’s where he has always begun writing—as a precocious jazz trombonist, as a professor who encouraged composition students to be self-teaching.”

New essays include

  • consideration of Powell's career from West Texas farm boy to major innovator in American composition
  • Powell's working process as suggested in notebooks and interviews
  • a survey of his works for solo instruments based on close listening

This is a book for readers concerned with the genesis and meaning of art in the broadest sense. Powell’s music is the refined outcome of cumulative questions about the human condition, asked with uncompromising discipline and intellectual integrity.

Ann Starr is the founder of Upper Hand Press and the author of Sounding Our Depths: The Music of Morgan Powell. Starr is also the author of the online Starr Review, in which she has presented and discussed contemporary fine art and music since 2011.

For twenty years, Starr was active as a fine artist who showed nationally. Her interests as a painter and book artist introduced her to the world of medical humanities, where she became a frequent lecturer in medical schools, medical humanities and art history conferences.

Motherhood and domesticity have been major influences on Starr's point of view, as have been opportunities to work in race relations and to travel, especially in England and Senegal.

Location: 
Street:
82 Needham St # 84
Additional:
City:
Newton Highlands
,
Province:
Massachusetts
Postal Code:
02461
Country:
United States