Art Pottery, Politics and Food
Saturday, July 05, 2003
Several people have wondered, “Where the hell’s the art pottery and food?”
Well, as is obvious from these posts, world and national events do tend to grab my attention.

Here are some beans worthy of similar scrutiny:

Red Beans

1 14oz can Northern Beans, rinsed
1 14oz can Diced Tomatoes, drained
1 14-15oz can Chicken Broth
2 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1 large Yellow Onion, chopped
2 medium stalks Celery, chopped
1 Bay Leaf
¼ Tsp Cumin
¼ Tsp Coriander
½ Tsp Sea Salt
¼ Tsp White Pepper

Melt Butter and Olive Oil in deep pan. Add Garlic, Onion and Celery. Sauté one minute. Add Tomato, Beans, Chicken Broth and seasonings. Gently stir and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

White Beans

Omit Tomatoes, Cumin and Coriander. Add ¼ Cup of heavy Cream with Chicken Broth and ¼ Tsp Savory with seasonings.

Great sides for steak or chicken.

Another clever reader suggested I start another blog called Politics, Politics and Politics where I could discuss art pottery and food!
In addition to sputtering, this remark, also, caused me to stamp my little foot in that Shirley Templesque way that, while Presidential, can be frightening to the uninitiated.

Allow me to hide my chagrin behind this massive piece of Rookwood from the new Cincinnati Wing of the Cincinnati Art Museum. This beautiful 15” pot was made by Rookwood’s first Art Director Albert Valentian in 1883 and has a Dull Finish exterior glaze and a Limoges interior glaze. This vase was given to the CAM by the Women’s Art Museum Association in 1885. Like most pictures of Rookwood this photo just doesn’t do justice to the pot’s colors and texture.

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