Art Institute’s de Kooning and Executive Chef Jason Gordon Inspire What’s Next?
Artists and Architecture / Main Dishes / Sea Food / Writing

Art Institute’s de Kooning and Executive Chef Jason Gordon Inspire What’s Next?

                      What now?  My quandary resembled de Kooning’s Untitled XI — one of his “20 new canvases”completed at 71 years old. What’s next? What is my passion? My answers and inspiration come from going outside myself… the Art Institute of Chicago my muse. I put … Continue reading

Matisse Afternoon With Rosemary Parmesan Balsamic Chips
Appetizers and Antipasti / Vegetarian

Matisse Afternoon With Rosemary Parmesan Balsamic Chips

A Matisse week in May, kicked back, socializing, and Chef Craig Boroughf’s adaptation of a Chicago favorite! Ready and easy in minutes… What with Mother’s Day…et.all… Salty, sweet and snappy.  Just like  your mother! Matisse Chips *Recipe adaptation of West Town Tavern Potato Chips courtesy of Susan Goss, Executive Chef/Co-owner, West Town Tavern, Chicago, IL … Continue reading

Maestro Riccardo Muti’s Bread For The Soul
Holidays / Special Occasions / Writing

Maestro Riccardo Muti’s Bread For The Soul

The Last Sunday of Summer. The afternoon air tinged with damp. The hum of energy and anticipation, furtive glances of you’re-too-late mixed with smiles of recognition, smart phone connections, looking, eating, reading, drinking, talking, laughing, watching, and waiting… The first concert under the baton of Grandissimo Maestro Riccardo Muti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new music … Continue reading

Remember and Reflect
Writing

Remember and Reflect

“You know, sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left.” Itzhak Perlman Lake House I look at the willows sighing the wind reaching, strong, flowing, thick— witness of time sweeping fantasy spent. Moving packing, burning, the unresolved, postponed— put in the attic, … Continue reading