Fred at Durham Art Walk

We’d love it if you would come to see Fred’s work at the Durham Art Walk this weekend, Nov. 1 – 2. We’ll be in the West Village Apartment lobby, across Morgan Street from Tosca.

Our recent trip to New York, where Fred visited the Met, MoMa, and the Frick, has fueled a creative streak that’s filled our apartment with about 50 new watercolors, including the watercolor below is inspired by the Italian artist Giorgio Morandi. (It’s one of my favorites.)

Much as I love Fred’s work, I would be thrilled if it could find a home outside our dining room. To address this problem, we’re buying a house in Trinity Park with an art studio. You can come see paintings and watercolors there too.

Through all this, I keep cooking–the only thing that keeps me sane. This weekend, we returned to an old favorite: pinto beans and cornbread. I firmly believe that only two people raised on “country cooking” in the South can fully appreciate the joy of a dinner consisting of pinto beans and cornbread. I don’t see a point in offering a recipe–you put a pound of beans, a few slices of salt pork or bacon or ham, onions, and salt in a crock pot and cook on high for 4 – 5 hours, or low for longer. But when you’re buying a house, there’s no dish that can make you feel more frugal and virtuous.

2 thoughts on “Fred at Durham Art Walk

  1. what a coincidence! I’ve spent the week eating various incarnations of the pinto beans that I cooked on Sunday. Although I’m not a southerner, one of my staple meals as a child was pinto beans and hamhocks, back in the days when hamhocks were a cheap cut of meat.

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