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The Farm Cooking School in Stockton

with Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman ACADEMIA’S A-LISTERS Firestone Library Richard and Annis Stockton University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) Semester at Sea private school guide

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..... HERE & THERE .....

..... FEATURES .....

Study Abroad with Semester at Sea

so much to learn; so much to cook

by taylor smith

BY anne levin

Learning on land and sea

At this cooking school, farm to table is the real deal

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fashion & design From average to organic: the evolution of school lunches

ACADEMIA’S A-LISTERS

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Designer school supplies 44

A well-designed life

by sarah emily gilbert

A galaxy of star professors Firestone Library’s ten-year-long renovation

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destination: pennington

The University’s main library is diplomatically referred to as the “mother ship”

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ART SCENE by Linda Arntzenius

Fall fun with lights at Longwood, jazz portraits at the Michener, and haute couture at the Met 84

BOOK SCENE by Stuart Mitchner

Taste 101: A Lifetime Course in Cooking 88

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University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) BY greta cuyler

At the cutting edge between animal and human health 56

Richard and Annis Stockton {An Epic Tale} by Linda Arntzenius

The first in a series on iconic Princeton names 64

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ON THE COVER: Ian Knauer of The Farm Cooking School in Stockton. Photography by Tom Grimes.

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While students and parents are busy preparing for the first day of classes, the Princeton community is coming alive again. In this issue, you will find a wide range of educational stories that are informative yet creative, with the beautiful photography our readers have come to expect. In our cover story on The Farm Cooking School, chefs Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman, both formerly with Gourmet magazine, offer cooking classes at a lovely farm in Stockton. It’s a fun way to improve your pie making skills or to learn how to prepare homemade soup under the watchful eyes of the ever present farm animals. You don’t have to be an animal lover to be interested in our story on the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. It’s the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school where they conduct important research on illnesses affecting both humans and animals. They treat more than 31,000 small animals a year and provide field service to another 36,000 at local farms including horses and livestock. Those are impressive numbers and we are fortunate to have access to such a high level of care for our pets. Libraries are the heart of any school and you can learn about Firestone Library’s ten-year-long renovation in Ellen Gilbert’s article. The before and after photographs help tell the story of the process. The renovations have improved the function of the library and made it even more elegant. The idea for an article about Academia’s A-Listers originated with the rumor that President Obama might teach at Columbia Law School after he leaves the White House. What a thrill it would be to have a former President or Secretary of State as your professor. The A-Listers includes a few professors we’ve featured in past issues of Princeton Magazine including Jeffrey Eugenides, Cornel West, and Paul Muldoon, who was on the faculty of Semester at Sea. Studying abroad has become very common but with Semester at Sea, you can earn college credit while traveling around the world on a ship. If a world cruise isn’t a possibility, why not enter the Princeton Magazine Getaway Contest? The winner will receive an overnight stay at The Inn at Bowman’s Hill in New Hope, Pa., a bottle of champagne, and Tavern credit. You can enter the contest by visiting our website at princetonmagazine.com. Once registered, you will

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Professor: Condoleezza Rice Former Secretary of State of the U.S. George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor Best known for: Position as first female National Security Advisor (2000-2005) Position as first African American Secretary of State (2005-2009)

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Course: America’s National Security Tool Box

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Professor: Paul Muldoon Irish poet, editor, critic, and translator Best known for: Pulitzer-Prize-winning book of poems, Moy Sand and Gravel (2003) 12 major collections of poetry

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emester at Sea (SAS) is a multiple country study abroad program open to qualified full-time college students at colleges and universities both domestically and internationally. The University of Virginia is the program’s academic sponsor and credit earned is transferable to a student’s home institution. SAS offers a wide variety of coursework, along with relevant field studies that provide meaningful engagement within the global community. Lauren Judge, Director of Public Affairs at SAS, spoke in-depth about everything from the faculty who serve on board to application suggestions for prospective students. Talk about the history of Semester at Sea.

and universities worldwide. The Fall 2015 voyage will sail aboard a new ship, the World Odyssey with current academic sponsor, the University of Virginia. As of June 2016, the program will begin a new academic partnership with Colorado State University. How can students at other colleges and universities participate in SAS? Students from 250-300 colleges in the United States and the world participate on Semester at Sea each term. Credit earned is transferable to a student’s home institution and accredited by the University of Virginia.

On October 22, 1963, Semester at Sea, then known as What number of students and faculty members are aboard each ship? the University of the Seven Seas, set sail from New York Harbor on its first voyage around the world. In its first fifty Vintage photograph of class on deck. years of shipboard education, Semester at Sea has sailed We welcome approximately 600 students and on five primary floating campuses, collaborated with four academic sponsors, approximately 30 faculty members on every voyage. visited over 60 countries, and welcomed 60,000 participants from 1,700 colleges

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Student in Cambodia.

Students in China.

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Describe the fields of study offered.

Is the majority of student time spent on the ship?

SAS offers up to 75 courses across several disciplines of study. Course syllabi reflect the expertise of the faculty member and the itinerary. For example, on voyages that travel to a specific region, students are likely to find that the “World Literature” course focuses mostly on literature from the nations visited on the itinerary, rather than the entire world. Who are the SAS faculty? At the core of the Semester at Sea academic experience is a team of educators who are passionate about global education. Faculty members are selected for their global scholarship and teaching ability, and come from colleges and universities worldwide. A completely new faculty is appointed for each voyage by a University of Virginia dean. 100 percent of Semester at Sea faculty members hold doctorates or other terminal degrees and 100 percent have international experience and expertise in one or more of the regions visited on a given voyage. Semester at Sea faculty members have included internationally recognized experts on social movements and media, endangered species, and world cinema; as well as a Pulitzer Prize winners and Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year. How do students choose their destination? Semester at Sea offers two voyages per year, a spring and fall voyage. The spring voyage typically explores Asia, Africa, and a few European ports, while the fall voyage has more of a European, African, and South and Central American focus.

About 50 percent of students’ time is spent in country and 50 percent is spent at sea. Describe the In-Country Field Programs. While in country, students may be participating in a field lab that corresponds to their courses, joining an SAS-arranged field trip, or traveling independently and making their own in-country plans. The field programs bring to life the historic, political, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of each host country and provide the opportunity for meaningful engagement with local residents. Many of the trips provide unique experiences that would be difficult for travelers to arrange on their own and include service projects, overnight stays with families, university student exchanges, overnight trips to major historic and cultural attractions, as well as visits to local businesses, government facilities, schools, orphanages, and NGOs. What are the student benefits of traveling with SAS? Our unique program integrates multiple country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community— it’s a one of a kind opportunity for today’s students. It is our hope that students become global citizens by the end of their journey—mindful of cultural influences, engaged in learning about and accepting of all people and places, win empathy toward others, and a global understanding of how we are all connected. Most Semester at Sea students disembark the ship feeling as though they have challenged their September 2015 PRINCETON MAGAZINE

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perspectives and pushed themselves out of their comfort zones. They return home changed by what they experienced and transformed from the voyage in a way that stays with them for the rest of their lives. Any application suggestions you can offer to prospective students? Semester at Sea students are selected for their desire to become educated and engaged global citizens, and must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited college/university (domestic or international). Students also must have completed at least one full term at the post-secondary level, demonstrate at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and be in good academic standing, presenting a completed disciplinary clearance form from their school’s judicial affairs office. We recommend that students apply early and meet with their home institution’s study abroad office as each school’s requirements for studying abroad can differ, and their school can help them map out a way to fit Semester at Sea into their graduation plan, and make sure their course credits transfer.

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Firestone Library’s Ten-Year-Long Renovation by Ellen Gilbert “In light of the library’s importance in teaching and research at Princeton, the University has committed to a comprehensive renovation of Firestone Library. The renovation is conceived as a long-term project with multiple phases that will take almost 10 years to finish, during which time the library will remain open and its collections available during normal hours of operation.” — http://libblogs.princeton.edu/renovations “renovation” — to make changes and repairs to (an old house, building, room, etc.) so that it is back in good condition.

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ituated at the corner of Nassau Street and Washington Road, Princeton University’s Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library is often referred to as the University’s “main library.” University Librarian Karin Trainer diplomatically refers to it as “the mother ship.” “A key priority” of the renovation, says James P. Wallace, the Campus Architect who is charged with overseeing the project, “is reinforcing Firestone’s central role on campus, and increasing scholarly use of the building and collections.”   The library system dates back to the university’s founding in 1746.  When it opened in 1948, Firestone (named in honor of Firestone Rubber and Tire Company founder Harvey S. Firestone) was the first large American university library constructed after World War II.  Roughly 1.5 million volumes were moved during the summer of 1948 from Pyne and Chancellor Green Halls, which until then had served as the University's main library. When it opened, then-University Librarian Julian P. Boyd noted that “it is a building dedicated to the dignity and value of knowledge and of wisdom. It exists for these purposes alone. If the architectural ornaments are beautiful or if the technical paraphernalia of librarianship intrude themselves upon you, remember that they are present incidentally or through necessity.” There is very little that is incidental about the current Firestone renovation. “We were fortunate that the library was conceived as an open and flexible laboratory for the humanities,” observes University Architect Ronald J. McCoy, Jr. “In this regard we have been focused on the transformation of the building’s infrastructure, creating state of the art systems for energy, life-safety, and the security of the collection.” 

Campus Architect James P. Wallace, who oversees the project, talks about the nitty-gritty. “As an interior renovation project, Firestone is rich with challenges posed by existing conditions. Routing all-new systems through its structural shell requires a lot of coordination and flexibility.  There’s a lot of focus on project logistics, and maintaining satisfactory conditions for ongoing occupancy of key areas adjacent to active construction.”  Considerable attention was paid to prerenovation patterns of use. In response to the need for more storage space, lockers—at least one for every student—abound, and new long wooden reading tables are situated in sunlight-filled spaces. Some things are gone and probably won’t be missed; there are no more left-and-right switches for patrons to turn on and off as they navigate the stacks, and hardly-used old wooden carrels are gone.  Other routines remain: a number of “moveable” stacks that need to be cranked apart for access are being kept in response to space concerns.  Microforms are, perhaps surprisingly, still not a thing of the past (although more and more of them are being digitized), and browsing is still among the library’s pleasures.  Those guiding the renovation are sensitive to user responses as they occur: in one instance a temporary site for shelving current periodicals proved to be user-friendly and so they decided to keep it.  Online “renovation updates” and prominent signs in the Firestone Library keep everyone apprised of the project’s progress.  The Princeton University library system now includes 11 specialized libraries spread across campus.* These school and departmental libraries “are absolutely essential,” Trainer notes.  “It’s just not possible to put all the collections together,” and proximity to their respective constituents—faculty and students in various disciplines—is critical.  Still,

*In addition to Firestone, Princeton libraries include the Architecture; East Asian; Engineering; Lewis Science; Marquand Art Library; Mendel Music; Mudd Manuscript and Plasma Physics Libraries; Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Stokes Library, which serves the Woodrow Wilson School and Office of Population Research.

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it’s interesting to note that there’s just one pot of money for them all, and every year each library must make the case for its share. Trainer came to Princeton in 1996 after stints as associate university librarian at Yale University and director of technical and automated services at the New York University Libraries.  She expected to stay, she says, for five years.  She loved it so much that she has stayed for 20 – and counting.  In addition to the distinction of being the first woman to hold the job at Princeton, she will surely be remembered as the librarian under whose watch Firestone is being massively renovated.   While under discussion for some time, actual work did not begin until 2008.  The project, which will cost the university an estimated $250 million, is scheduled for completion in 2018.  While the long-term, incremental nature of the renovation is intended to insure that uninterrupted services (circulation, inter-library loan, reference, etc.), the fact is that on any given day there are workmen drilling and hammering, and stacks of materials being relocated. Trainer admits to receiving “a few complaints,” while noting that people, for the most part, seem to think that it’s all worth waiting for.  Summing it up recently, Library Assistant Carol Houghton simply said, “Sometimes it’s a pain in the neck, but it’s pretty exciting to see the finished parts.”  Infrastructure updates aside, most people still look to distinguished older libraries to provide a sense of majesty. John Palfry, author of BiblioTech (“Why Libraries Matter More than Ever in the Age of Google”)” recently suggested that “libraries could use a twenty-first-century Andrew Carnegie to invest in the digital equivalent of the Carnegie libraries of the analog era,” but seasoned library observers know better. When the New York Public

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(above) Completed renovation work on the Third Floor, with relocated globe in the foreground and view extending toward Nassau Street. Photograph courtesy of Christopher M. Lillja, Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library, Princeton University. (below) The original fit-out of the Dulles Library (circa early 1960s). Image courtesy of Princeton University archives.

Library’s main branch at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue underwent a major renovation about 15 years ago, officials were anxious to point out the many new computers and improved wiring. It was, however, the “jaw-dropping” beauty of the bronze lamps, gold leaf, and newly cleaned, vibrant ceiling painting in the restored Reading Room that caught

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patrons’ and reviewers’ attention. The same potential for awe is definitely a factor in the current renovation at Princeton.  “Firestone has a unique character and contains some of the most beautiful rooms on campus,” says McCoy.  “They needed to be ‘rediscovered’ in ways that could capture their original beauty.  In the final phase of the work there will be dramatically new spaces, in particular a museum-quality public exhibition space for presenting material from the rare books and special collections. This space will fit comfortably within the character of the original building and it will inspire a entirely new appreciation for the collections.”  The project’s architect of record, Carole Wedge of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott (SBRA), also talks about the need for both utility and beauty.

“Firestone’s central vision for scholarship remains a constant in a setting that reinforces its strong sense of place.” Wedge is not new to the Princeton community; she helped with Marquand Library’s major face-lift (completed in 2003), and Shepley Bulfinch prides itself on finding design solutions that speak to scholarly concerns in the digital age.  Current projects include, for example, the Boole Library renovation and expansion at University College, Cork, and the Batten Hall/“innovation lab” at Harvard Business School. In addition to SBRA, Frederick Fisher and Partners (FFP), an architectural firm based in Santa Monica, California, was also brought in board to help recreate, in Fred Fisher’s words, “a state of the art research library that maintains its unique hybrid architectural character.”    “Firestone is the last of the Gothic Revival buildings at Princeton (with the exception of Whitman College)” Fisher notes.  “While the exterior harmonized with the great Ralph Adams Cram-designed chapel next door, Firestone was an innovative modernist interior of flexible, loft-like spaces.”  In divvying up responsibilities, Fisher says, “SBRA brought their deep experience with library design and ‘horsepower’ for this large project, while FFP brought a design sensibility.”

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(above, below) Completed renovation work on the Third Floor. Photographs courtesy of Christopher M. Lillja, Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library, Princeton University.

An art committee that includes the University Architect as well as representatives from the Art Museum and Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is responsible for placing relevant works of art (old and new) in the finished spaces. Numerous old portraits have been hung in several finished spaces (more women would be welcome, Trainer notes), and artifacts, like a large antique globe, are artfully positioned. To replace a badly damaged medieval tapestry, planners commissioned a new, Princeton-centric wall hanging, woven in Belgium by the artist John Nava. Using images and texts from the library’s special collections, Fisher says that Nava has created “an artwork with the ‘DNA’ of Firestone Library literally woven into it.”   In a somewhat similar spirit, letter-patterned fabric called “Alphabet,” designed in 1952 by Alexander Girard, has been installed behind several new banquettes on other floors.  The Trustees’ Reading Room on the library’s first floor was used as a point of reference for a balcony constructed in the new third floor reading room, described by Fisher as “one of the most beautiful spaces on campus with its Gothic windows facing the Chapel.”   Pre-renovation remnants, like the old stone

embedded in the level B staircase wall (“From Pembroke College Oxford founded 1624 The College of Doctor Johnson”) are reassuringly intact. An informal homage to the past is “Found in Firestone,” an exhibit case in the lobby that displays newly unearthed notes, magazines (not scholarly), and other forgotten effects of students who used the library years ago. The potential for technological change over a ten-year span of time and the fact that Firestone adds about one-and-onehalf miles of new books every year would seem to demand a certain amount of flexibility and willingness to rethink original plans on everyone’s part. The notion of “long life/loose fit” informs FFP’s work, says Fisher.  “We always look beyond the immediate functions of buildings to how those functions and

users may change in time, as inevitably they will.” The effects of time are very much in evidence in Firestone’s brand new conservation lab, where six full-time staff treat worn and damaged materials from Rare Books and Special Collections and, to a lesser extent, some “everyday” materials, for which new online copies are often easy to locate. 

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(above, oppsite) The renovated space of the Third Floor Reading Room, with mezzanine and the new tapestry by John Nava on the far wall. Photography by Christopher M. Lillja.

Other considerations, McCoy and Trainer both note, include attention to users’ “wayfinding” patterns as they locate and use materials in the building, as well as the not insignificant differences in searching styles among various disciplines. Princeton recently acknowledged the growing trend toward interdisciplinary studies with a new combined library serving both the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Institute.  A new space within Firestone has been set aside for Institute for Advanced Study members to be able to work without having to leave the building, and more digitized resources for researchers in the humanities are on the way. The traditional centralized reference desk had gone by the wayside even before the renovation began. Professional staff now tend to be engaged in answering complex questions either online or in consultations, and, in general, says Trainer, the bulk of students’ questions comes in via email or chats.  More ordinary directional questions are handled at a first floor desk staffed, for the most part, by students.  The fact that this spot has become a kind of hub for library users has not been lost on planners and other observers.  Since the first floor will be the last to be completed and plans for it are still in progress, this new hub for gathering and sharing ideas is likely to become a mainstay.  “Library use is changing a lot,” observes Trainer, and McCoy agrees. “A comprehensive program and design principles established early in the project guide our work, and the design for the long term project is complete and cohesive,” he says, while  “a benefit of phasing the work is we can make specific adjustments for future work based on lessons learned from current installations.” 

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It may be worth noting that other current library developments this year include the respective retirements of Librarian of Congress James Billington in Washington, D.C. and, locally, of Princeton Public Library (PPL) Director Leslie Burger, whose departure is being regarded with some trepidation; under Burger’s 16-year watch, a brand new building was erected and the PPL became widely acknowledged as the community’s “living room.”   As for the University’s “mother ship,” in 1948, Princeton University President Harold W. Dodds described the library in terms of “miracles”: “the miracle of imagination kindled, prejudice thrown overboard, dogma rejected, conviction strengthened, perspective lengthened.” Karen Trainer agrees. “’Miracles’ do happen here every day. A vague idea trickling in the back of somebody’s mind turns into a full-blown realization. There’s just so much to discover here.” Regarding the fact that this is a ten-year project, “I can only say Firestone seems to endure because of the patience it has received,” says McCoy. It took decades to conceive and plan the original building and so it seems only right that we should take our time to prepare it for the next 70 years of service.”

(above) The original use of the Faculty Lounge, which has now been converted to use as a reading room. Photo courtesy of Princeton Alumni Weekly.

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Richard and Annis Stockton {An Epic Tale} By Linda Arntzenius

Princeton’s history is nowhere more apparent than in street names like Washington, Stockton, Mercer, Olden, Bayard, Nassau, and Witherspoon, to mention the most obvious. But for whom was Alexander Street, Guyot or Harrison named? And what of Mansgrove, Mount Lucas, and a host of others? Starting with the Princeton-born Richard Stockton (1730-1781), the first person from New Jersey to sign the Declaration of Independence, Princeton Magazine embarks on a series of articles exploring the history behind such references.

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he history of this particular Richard Stockton (there were many, as Richard was a popular family name) and his poet wife Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736-1801) is tied to their home at Morven, now a museum, and the revolution against Colonial rule that forged a new nation. The challenge of writing about historical figures is to bring the long dead to life within the context of their times. When local dramaturge Dan Aubrey took on that challenge, he turned to opera for his “Dramatic Recounting of an American Tragedy.” His “opera for the mind with music composed by the reader,” focuses on the short eventful period that turned the lives of Richard and Annis Stockton upside down. Richard and Annis made a handsome couple.

According to one source, he had green eyes, was six feet tall and slender, and was an accomplished swordsman and horseman. Contemporary accounts show his poet wife Annis to have been his match; their letters to one another reveal a loving relationship that produced four daughters and two sons. They were comfortably well-off, prominent members of Colonial society. As a young lawyer, working his way up the Colonial ladder, Richard had many professional advantages. The future Continental Congressman was born in Princeton to John Stockton (1701-1758), the wealthy landowner who helped bring to Princeton what would later become Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey and located in Elizabeth). Ten years after its founding in 1746, the College moved to Princeton although it wouldn’t be

(opposite) Cartoon by Ken Wilkie, appeared originally in the July 1, 2015 issue of U.S. 1 newspaper. (above) Portraits of Richard Stockton and Annis Boudinot Stockton, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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officially named Princeton University until 1896. Richard graduated in 1748, in the first class. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1754 and by 1763, was a sergeant at law, the highest law degree at that time. Active in the development of the College, Richard represented its interests, as well as the interests of the American Colonies, on a trip to Britain in 1766. His efforts persuaded the famed Scottish Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon to leave hearth and home to take up the College presidency. In Britain, Stockton moved in eminent circles. He was consulted on American affairs by members of Parliament and personally presented an acknowledgment of the repeal of the Stamp Act from College trustees to King George III. It was reported to have been favorably received by His september 2015 PRINCETON MAGAZINE

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Majesty. On his return to New Jersey, Stockton was given a seat in the New Jersey Provincial Council by his friend, the Royal Governor; an appointment to the Colonial New Jersey Supreme Court followed in 1774. At Morven, Annis presided over a literary salon and, according to her contemporary Milcah Martha Moore, “demonstrated her affection for the British literary greats by replicating a version of Alexander Pope’s gardens at Twickenham (arguably the center of cosmopolitan literary culture).” Richard and Annis lived privileged lives and yet they joined the patriot cause. Why? Like many leading colonists, the Stocktons became increasingly disillusioned with British rule. Operatic History

Aubrey chose opera to tell Stockton’s story, he says, because its high style suits epic drama. “Yes it’s contrived, but it’s elevated and I want people to feel this story, to awaken their own imaginations and connect with it.” “As for Richard, what a dramatic life! He was put on a prison ship just off Perth Amboy; he lost everything, his health was affected,” says Aubrey. “And the more I found out about Annis, the more I discovered a deeply interesting personality filled with poetry, art, knowledge, care and hope for liberty. She’s radical but very quiet about it. As I get older I appreciate how truly radical these first patriots were. They put everything on the line for an idea.” Aubrey gets excited when he talks about the Stocktons. Having been part of the first class of students at Richard Stockton University (then College), he has long had an ear for Stockton references. During his three decades as a writer and administrator with arts and cultural organizations, he’s found no shortage of them across the state, including the rest area on the southbound New Jersey Turnpike. And of course, Aubrey adds, who wouldn’t be inspired by the romance of “Morven,” the name Annis gave their home after the fabled castle of King Fingal in James McPherson’s Ossianic saga, then all the rage. It means “wooded hill” in Gaelic. Before putting his name to the Declaration of Independence, Richard had taken a moderate rather than a revolutionary stance. In 1774 he put forward “a plan of self-government for America, independent of Parliament, without renouncing the Crown.” One wonders what might have transpired had his suggestion been acceptable to the British. Instead, the following year, Parliament resolved to raise revenue in the Colonies. In response Stockton suggested that the Colonies seek representation in the House of Commons, “or else we shall be fleeced to some purpose.” Ultimately revolution seemed the only recourse this side of the Atlantic. Stockton was one of five New Jersey signatories to the Declaration. Soon after, with the British pursuing the retreating American army down the King’s Highway, the Stocktons were forced to flee their home. Constance M. Greiff and Wanda S. Gunning’s impeccably researched history Morven: Memory, Myth and Reality describes what happened. The

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Stocktons sought refuge with a friend in Monmouth County. But the region was a loyalist stronghold and not long after their arrival, Richard was dragged from his bed in the middle of the night and turned over to the British at Perth Amboy. Morven was occupied by the British under General Cornwallis. Its contents were taken or destroyed along with all of the crops and livestock. Its library, said to be one of the finest in the Colonies, was burned. “The whole of Mr. Stockton’s furniture, apparel, and even valuable writings have been burnt,” reported his son-in-law Benjamin Rush. “All his cattle, horses and hogs, sheep, grain and forage have been carried away.” “Richard Stockton was the only signer of the Declaration of Independence to be imprisoned by the British just because he signed,” says Richard (Dick) Stockton Snedeker, a contemporary Stockton descendent and history enthusiast.

a silversmith and merchant whose ancestors were French Huguenot refugees. She married Richard circa 1757 after the family moved to Princeton in the early 1750s. The couple’s six children were born at Morven: Julia, in 1759 (married to Declaration Signer Benjamin Rush); twins Mary and Susan, in 1761; Richard, in 1764; Lucius Horatio, in 1768; and Abigail, in 1773. At the time the family left Morven, the children were aged between 3 and 17. Twelve-year old Dick, then a student at the College stayed behind with a servant, possibly to guard the house and prove that it had not been abandoned, and Annis had the presence of mind to bury the family’s silver as well as papers associated with the American Whig Society. The Society was a secret revolutionary group and the papers where a Who’s Who of Princeton patriots, so it was vital they did not fall

“What muse can sing the hardships thou endur’d; Unarm’d, uncloth’d, undisciplin’d thy men; In winter’s cold unhospitable reign; And press’d by numerous hosts of veteran troops.” From: “Lines addressed to General Washington, in the year 1777, after the battles of Trenton and Princeton,” by Annis Boudinot Stockton, published in Columbian Magazine, January 1787

Stockton was moved from Perth Amboy to New York’s notorious Provost Prison, where he was half starved and inadequately clothed during the harsh winter weather. More prisoners died in British prisons and prison ships than on the battlefields—over 12,000 compared to 4,435 soldiers killed in combat over six years of war. Stockton endured almost five weeks before being paroled on January 13, 1777, the day after Hugh Mercer died following the Battle of Princeton. The release document called for Stockton to give his word not to participate in rebellion and it seems that he kept his word. Two years later he developed a cancer that spread from his lip to his throat. He died at Morven on February 28, 1781, at the age of 51, and was buried at the Quaker cemetery at the Stony Brook Meeting House in Princeton. In 1888, the state donated a marble statue of Stockton to the National Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol. Mistress of Morven

Richard and Annis were close friends of George Washington and his wife Martha, who visited Morven on numerous occasions. Annis was among Washington’s favorite correspondents. As one of the nation’s first published female poets, she wrote in support of the patriot cause, memorializing figures like Washington in epic verse. A witty and versatile writer, Annis held her own among the intelligentsia and literati of her day. Her poems reflect a passion for gardens, history, natural philosophy, and politics, and were read far beyond the Colonies in England and France. Born on her father’s plantation in Antigua, Annis had a privileged life. Her father, Elias Boudinot, was

into the wrong hands. In gratitude, after the war, Annis was appointed as a member of the Society, a singular honor for a woman at that time. While Annis published poems in leading newspapers and magazines of the day, it was not until 1984, when a manuscript copybook with more than 120 of her poems and other writings passed from private hands (Christine Carolyn McMillan Cairnes and her husband George H. Cairnes) into the New Jersey Historical Society that the true extent of her output was known. A complete collection was published in 1995. Subsequent Generations

After Richard’s death and until 1795, Annis stayed on at Morven, which was inherited by the Stockton’s elder son, also called Richard. Like his father, Richard Stockton (1764-1828) studied law and graduated from the College of New Jersey (in 1779). He married Mary Field in 1788 and had nine children. Because he felt that the College was becoming too secular, he contributed land for the Princeton Theological Seminary. This Richard went on to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate (1796-1799) and serve in the House of Representatives (1813-1815). He was the first U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Subsequently Richard’s younger brother Lucius Horatio Stockton (1765-1835) became U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Richard and Annis’s grandson, Robert Field Stockton (1795-1866) is perhaps the most colorful character in the long line of Stocktons. Known as “The Commodore,” his life was a 19th century adventure of “derring do,” peppered with heroism,

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(top) Morven Museum and Garden. (bottom-left) View of Morven from the Northeast, circa 1860, attributed to Frank Childs, unsigned, undated. (middle) New view of Morven (only known) made before the 20th century, much later than the reconstruction of the east wing, square block may be the first bathroom. The Commodore’s improvements to the house included indoor plumbing which he installed once a hydraulic ram (pump) was built to pull water from a spring at Springdale farm. (bottom-right) Richard Stockton’s signature on the Declaration of Independence. Images courtesy of Morven Museum and Garden. september 2015 PRINCETON MAGAZINE

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seafaring battles, and characters like the Wild West dispatch rider Kit Carson. This Stockton saw action in the War of 1812 and went on to become the Military Governor of California when the Mexican army was defeated in 1846. The Commodore began as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy in September 1811, shortly after his 16th birthday, and served on ships from the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the coast of West Africa, and Europe. After the official abolition of slavery, he captured several slave ships and helped negotiate the treaty which led to the founding of the state of Liberia. He also tried his hand at mining gold in Virginia and, although he was offered the post of U.S. Secretary of the Navy by President John Tyler in 1841, he declined, going on instead to support the construction of an advanced steam warship with a battery of very heavy guns. After leaving the Navy in 1850, he was elected as a Democrat from New Jersey to the United States Senate in 1851 and sponsored a bill to abolish flogging as a Navy punishment. And just as his grandfather had tried to bring about a peaceful end to Colonial struggle prior to the Revolutionary War, The Commodore was a delegate to the Peace Conference that attempted to settle the secession crisis in 1861. The attempt failed and Civil War began later that year. In 1863, Robert F. Stockton was appointed to command the New Jersey militia when the Confederate Army invaded Pennsylvania.

Other famous Stocktons include the Commodore’s son John Potter Stockton (1826-1900) who followed family tradition to serve as a United States Senator (1865-1866) and as New Jersey Attorney General (1877-1897). Today’s Stockton descendents include Martha Stockton of Stockton Realtors, whose father Bayard Stockton III, was one of the last members of the Stockton family to live at Morven. The house was sold in 1945 to Governor Walter E. Edge, who ensured that it would eventually be transferred to the State of New Jersey to be used either as an executive mansion or as a museum. Formerly used by the state as the Governor’s mansion, Morven is now a museum. Marlee Sayen Schmucker, who works as Morven’s development and communications manager, has Stockton family roots as the 6th great-granddaughter of Richard Stockton through her father’s side. “It has been fun learning more about my family through working here,” says Marlee. “I now know that my connection to Richard, ‘the Signer,’ is through his son Richard Stockton, Jr. then to Robert Field Stockton, ‘the Commodore,’ Robert Field Stockton, Jr., Robert Field Stockton III, and then to Mary Agnes Blackfan Stockton Janney, my great grandmother, to Hannita Evalyn Blackfan Janney, my grandmother, and to William Stockton Mellon Sayen, my father.” Sean Murray is connected to the Stockton family through his mother and has researched the family history. He’s been told that he resembles the Morven

portrait of one of Signer Richard Stockton’s two sons. The connection, he says, has led to an appreciation of America’s place in history, “and the risks our ancestors took to give us the country we have today. Richard’s story, in particular, is a tragic one and evidence of what was at stake by embracing the revolution. I have a highly developed respect for those who took those risks, not knowing the outcome.” Princeton’s Stockton Street may owe its name to the Signer of the Declaration of Independence but, thanks to his Commodore grandson, the Stockton name traveled far beyond Princeton and Stockton, New Jersey to towns in California, and Missouri. For more on the history of Morven, see Morven: Memory, Myth and Reality by Constance M. Greiff and Wanda S. Gunning. For more on Annis Boudinot Stockton, see Only for the Eye of a Friend: The Poems of Annis Boudinot Stockton, edited by Carla Mulford (University of Virginia Press, 1995), a copy of which is in the Princeton Room of the Princeton Public Library. Dan Aubrey’s “Dramatic Recounting of an American Tragedy” and Ken Wilkie’s cartoon were first published in U.S.1 Weekly, July 1.

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The display in the Topiary Garden is a highlight. The plantings become ongwood Gardens is known for its son et lumiere fountain displays. Three “living sculptures” emerging from the earth. Their geometric shapes seem years ago, it brought the light installations of British artist Bruce Munro to its visitors. It was the artist’s first large-scale solo exhibition this side of the like formal chess pieces until, with Alice in Wonderland-like surrealism, they shrug off all constraint and erupt into a cacophonous symphony punctuated by pond and it drew huge crowds. (See Princeton Magazine, August, 2012) percussion and horns. It’s like witnessing some secret world in which the toys in With Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective, the the toyshop come alive at night. horticultural garden is set for another blockbuster. Similar excitements can be found in the East Conservatory where a reflecting Like Munro’s show, this new exhibition turns Longwood into a magical night pool adds to the spectacle. The Silver Garden’s arid landscape of cacti is garden, captivating children, grown-ups, garden enthusiasts, and photographers transmuted by light alchemy and the Palm House is turned into a delicately alike. It takes the artistic melding of light and landscape to carved jewel with myriad hues of light refracting among giant cycads and a new level. towering palms. Founded by photographer Pier Nicola DʼAmico and video artist Ricardo Since it was founded in 1906 as a weekend retreat by Rivera in 2003, the Philadelphia-based Klip treat the industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954), Longwood has park as a canvas for light and music at nine different sites grown into a horticultural jewel. throughout four acres of glass conservatory and over a Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience by Klip thousand acres of formal gardens, natural woods, and Collective at Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood meadows. Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348, runs through The show is “a chance to escape into your dreams, October 31, Wednesdays through Saturdays. For tickets your imagination, and see something unexpected,” says and information, call 610.388.1000, or visit: www. Rivera. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras longwoodgardens.org/nightscape. and capture the experience. The park has extended its Explorations of color and light take a different form hours from 9 to 11pm during the run of the show, which is best experienced at around 9:30pm. in the Michener’s Veils of Color: Juxtapositions and In the Rose Arbor, the fan-like leaves of bismarckia Recent Work by Elizabeth Osborne. Curated by Kirsten palms are illuminated by a kaleidoscope of color with M. Jensen, the show demonstrates Osborne’s powerful radial light magnifying and transforming the natural plant command of both. Jensen juxtaposes newer and older form. The flowerbeds, hedgerows and mature trees along work to reveal the arc of the prolific Pennsylvania-born the Flower Garden Drive become an undersea world as artist’s nearly six-decade career. undulating waves of blue and green illuminate the path at Thousands of points of light become characters as they play among the Born in 1936, Osborne lives and works in the end of which, the park’s famed “Legacy Tree,” one of 600-foot-long Flower Garden Walk. (Courtesy Longwood Gardens/ Philadelphia, where she is represented by Locks Gallery. H. Davis.) its oldest specimens, is awash from roots to magnificent After graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the canopy with deep blue and violet light. Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, she studied in Paris as a Fulbright A seat on the lawn offers the best view over the Large Lake, a centerpiece of Scholar and subsequently became one of PAFA’s first women faculty members. the park and of the Nightscape show. Here, the music evokes a night forest and She retired from teaching there in 2011. the changing seasons. From the lake, a winding path through an enchanted forest While she began as a figurative painter, she moved on to bold, colorshimmers with thousands of lightpoints that seem to scatter like shy woodland drenched landscapes and eventually abstractions. Her oeuvre has been described creatures as visitors draw near. as “a subtle pas de deux between abstraction and realism, a duet that is both

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revealed and concealed by veils of color that wash across every canvas.” Because of its size and the number of visitors (350,000) it brought to The Osborne’s color-filled canvases at the Michener gently pulse in cool tones of Metropolitan Museum of Art in the first two months after it opened in May, one blues and greens, or throb in waves of hot pink and orange. other show deserves mention here. The Met has extended its popular China: The work of another Pennsylvania native, the photographer Herman Through the Looking Glass by three weeks through Labor Day, September 7. Leonard, is also currently on view at the Michener in Herman Leonard: Jazz The largest ever organized by the Museum’s Costume Institute and three Portraits. Originally organized by the Kennedy Museum times as large as the typical spring Costume Institute of Art at Ohio University, where Leonard (1923–2010) show, the exhibition explores China’s influence on studied photography under the master portraitist Yousuf Western fashion. It’s being extended because of its Karsh, the show features images of jazz legends such popularity not just with international visitors, mostly as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington. from China, but with native New Yorkers charmed by Leonard’s photographs of the New York Jazz scene from haute-couture gowns by the likes of Guo Pei. Organized 1940 through 1960 comprise a unique record and are in conjunction with the Museum’s department of Asian much sought after collector’s items. art, it’s on view in the Chinese and Egyptian galleries, More than a hundred of Leonard’s original prints as well as in the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the are in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection and in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at private collections of the likes of Sir Elton John, Bruce 82nd Street), New York: For more information, call Bernard, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of 212.535.7710, or visit: www.metmuseum.org. Thailand and President Bill Clinton, as well. AREA EXHIBITS He received the “Milt Hinton Award for Excellence in Jazz Photography” from the Jazz Photographer’s Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton: Jae Ko: Selections Association, the “Lifetime Achievement Award” features the work of the Korean-born artist, Jae Ko, from Downbeat Magazine in 2004, and “Excellence Nightscape, Bismarckia (Courtesy Longwood Gardens/ H. Davis.). through February 7, 2016. For more information, hours in Photography” award from the Jazz Journalists and admission, visit: www.groundsforsculpture.org. Association. Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton: Of the Best Herman Leonard: Jazz Portraits will be on view at the James A. Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking, Michener Art Museum in Doylestown through October 11 and Veils of Color: through October 18. For more information, hours and admission, call Juxtapositions and Recent Work by Elizabeth Osborne will continue through 609.924.8144 ext.106 or visit: www.morven.org. November 15. For more information, hours and admission, call 215.340.9800 or 800.595.4849, or visit: www.MichenerArtMuseum.org.

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(top) Herman Leonard: Jazz Portraits will be on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown through October 11. (bottom-left) John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar, 1960) for House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Dress, fall/winter 1997–98. Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture. Photography © Platon. (bottom-middle) Film still from Daughter of the Dragon, 1931. Courtesy of Paramount/The Kobal Collection. (bottom-right) Audrey in Profile, 2014, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. Private collection.

Princeton University Art Museum: Collecting Contemporary, 1960–2015: Selections from the Schorr Collection features approximately twenty prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs acquired by Herbert Schorr, Graduate School Class of 1963, and Lenore Schorr over the last fifty-odd years. Created by such pioneering artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Justine Kurland, Nick Mauss, Elizabeth Murray, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol, these works serve as double portraits. The exhibition includes striking examples of Pop art, whose practitioners’ fascination with celebrities and commercial imagery defined much of the art of the 1960s. Other works exemplify a strong graphic impulse in contemporary art. Many of the latter were created during the heyday of the downtown art scene in New York, at a time when graffiti artists and painters collaborated with musicians and filmmakers. It runs through September 20 and will be followed by Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection on view from September 19 through January 3, 2016. This major exhibition presents Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces by artists who were transformative members of the avant-garde

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of their day. It is a rare opportunity to discover lesser-known masterworks from Edgar Dégas, édouard Manet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Amedeo Modigliani, as well as a collection of watercolors, oil paintings, and drawings by Cézanne. For more information, hours and admission, call 609.258.3788, or visit: http:// artmuseum.princeton.edu/exhibitions. FURTHER AFIELD

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 2524 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia: Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, through September 13; examines the role of the visionary Parisian art-dealer and includes famous works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro and Degas. For more information, call 215.763.8100, or visit: www.philamuseum.org.

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Taste 101: A Lifetime Course in Cooking F by Stuart Mitchner

irst things first, whatever the opposite of “foodie” is, I’m it.

While my wife may also make faces at that precious little word, she fits the dictionary definition and then some of “a person who enjoys and cares about food.” Say the name “Yotam Ottolenghi” and her face lights up. Say it to me and I go “Duh?” My wife came of age in Los Angeles eating Mexican food along with other ethnic fare. I grew up in Indiana eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. If it were possible to estimate my consumption of PB&J, I might rate a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Until I met my wife, an artichoke was as alien to me as an ottolenghi. VIBRANT VEGGIES

I spent a year in India without eating curry. Not until after the marriage vows did I take the spicy plunge, and now it’s the one thing I can cook without the help of a cookbook. Yet here I am, contemplating Yotam’s latest, Plenty More (Ten Speed Press $35). The subtitle says it’s about Vibrant Vegetable Cooking. If you look through the big full-color world of images between the covers, some 339 pages, the vegetables are nothing if not vibrant. They do everything but dance on the page. You can get drunk just looking at them. In fact, just looking at the one-word chapter titles on the contents page becomes an activity in itself. You get Tossed, Steamed, Blanched, Simmered, Braised, Grilled, Roasted, Fried, Mashed, Cracked, Baked, and Sweetened. Which, now that I think of it, is one way of describing what happened to me in India and on the way there and back. In his introduction, Ottolenghi says he gets his inspiration traveling. “A trip to Tunisia is a waste of time” unless he “comes back with the ultimate

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method for making harissa.” He’ll cut short Christmas on the beach in Thailand to “search through swarming Bangkok alleys for the elusive best-ever oyster omelet.” Which shows why adventure is the favored analogy for the culinary graces. Thanks to my wife’s passion for exotic cuisines, a year of her cooking is a vicarious world tour. What I can’t do is match her enthusiasm for the aesthetics of the served dish. When a waiter lays an entree before me as if it were a work of art, my inner-reverse-snob dares it to transcend or at least live up to its pretentiousness. Like, if you think you’re so beautiful, prove it. While I can’t warm to the notion of elegantly and imaginatively arranged displays of food as works of photographic art, Jonathan Lovekin’s photography of the dishes in Plenty More is stunning enough, I suppose. But I wonder if even gourmets can look at these culinary pin-ups with genuine hunger in their hearts. Lovekin’s gaudy portrait of Crushed Carrots with Harissa and Pistachios doesn’t look half as good as it sounds. AMONG THE TOP TEN

Two books among Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Cookbooks for Spring 2015 are Maureen Abood’s Rose Water and Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen (Running Press $30) and Kristen Miglore’s Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook (Ten Speed $35), which the New York Times calls a “Dummies’ Guide to the Most Famous Recipes of All Time.” Another way to see Genius Recipes is as a greatest hits compilation featuring stars like Alice Waters, Craig Claiborne, Eric Ripert, Martha Stewart, April Bloomfield, and Julia Child. As the foreword by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs says, “These are the recipes that inspire you to change how you cook a standard dish, that become the recipes you cook for the rest of your life.”

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Another newly released anthology, Kate White’s The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For (Quirk $24.95), offers escape from the art for food art’s sake style through recipes by Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, and Scott Turow, among others. Ms. White is no stranger to the genre, having written six Bailey Weggins mysteries as well as four stand-alone novels of suspense. EATING NEW YORK

One book I’m recommending for both the cover image and the content is Robert Sietsema’s New York in a Dozen Dishes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $22). Of course what the title claims is impossible. Or is it? Listen to Anthony Bourdain: “A big, fat, juicy slice of what makes New York City the greatest city in the world—by the dean of food critics... When you visit a city, you should always ask yourself, ‘What do they do that’s better than everywhere else? What’s special? Iconic? Unmissable?’ If you’re talking New York, the answers are here.” From Ruth Reichel: “Nobody knows—or appreciates—New York restaurants better than Robert Sietsema. But this wonderful book is not really about food; it’s an entirely new way to see this city. If you live in New York, or ever plan to visit, you need this book.” PRUNE

and now Prune (Random House $45), “one of the most brilliantly minimalist cookbooks in recent memory,” says Publishers Weekly. The New York Times calls it “Fresh, fascinating . . . entirely pleasurable,” noting that the author “has nonchalantly broken countless rules of the food world,” not least “the rule that restaurant food has to be simplified and prettied up for home cooks in order to produce a useful, irresistible cookbook. . . . the closest thing to the bulging loose-leaf binder, stuck in a corner of almost every restaurant kitchen, ever to be printed and bound between cloth covers. (These happen to be a beautiful deep, dark magenta.)” CLOSER TO HOME

Before chef Josh Thomsen parted ways with Princeton’s popular farm-to-table restauarnt Agricola, he and Kate Winslow and Steve Tomlinson put together the Agricola Cookbook (Burgess Lea Press $30). According to culinary legend Alice Waters, “Josh Thomsen has a wonderful ability to bring forth the best flavors from each season’s ingredients. Agricola’s recipes are simple, robust, and full of life—and celebrate farm and farmer.” My wife has yet to try any of Agricola’s recipes at home but we both have been back to the bar for the restaurant’s secret weapon, a cheeseburger on toasted potato bun, with aioli, Highway One (old-style Fontina) cheese, house-made pickles, hand-cut potato fries, and red beet ketchup. It seems we’ve come a long way from the the humble cheeseburger we shared at a Berkeley greasy spoon the night we met.

Speaking of New York, someone with roots locally who has made a name for herself in the big city is Gabrielle Hamilton (viz. the Hamilton Grill in Lambertville), the chef/owner of Prune bistro in Manhattan’s East Village and the author of the bestselling memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef,

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| CULTURAL EVENTS

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

7PM: Screening of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film

10AM: Doylestown Arts Festival in downtown

North by Northwest at the Princeton Garden Theatre. www.princetongardentheatre.org

Doylestown, Pa. Includes over 160 artists, live music, dining, and family activities (also on Sunday, September 13). www.visitnewhope.com

9AM-12PM: Carrier Clinic Walk of Hope & Awareness Day. Free food, music, games, activities, and resources. www.carrierclinicwalkofhope.org

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 11AM: Princeton Farmers Market in Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library (repeats weekly through Thanksgiving). www.princetonfarmersmarket.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 11AM: Tiger Tales at Princeton University’s Cotsen Children’s Library. This interactive storytime repeats weekly. www.princeton.edu/cotsen

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

12PM: Arts Council of Princeton Fall 2015 Open House. Learn about class offerings, outreach, and ACP membership. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

12PM-5PM: 2015 Historic House and Garden Tour of Cadwalader Heights in Trenton. The neighborhood was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. The tour will showcase the unique architectural styles of local homes, as well as the diversity of residents who live there. Contact info@cadwaladerheights.com

ALL DAY Autumn’s Colors exhibit opens at Longwood

1PM: Princeton University women’s field hockey vs.

Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. (through November 22). www.longwoodgardens.org

University of Virginia at Princeton’s 1952 Stadium. www.goprincetontigers.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 11:30AM: Garden Talk: Entertaining at Winterthur. Learn about the country house parties that took place at Winterthur during the 1920s to 1940s. www.winterthur.org

8:30AM: Thompson Bucks County Classic in Doylestown, Pa. This professional international race and cycling festival is now in its fourth year. www.buckscountyclassic.com

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

10AM: Annual Apple Day at Terhune Orchards in Princeton. Celebrate the arrival of fall with fresh apple cider, donuts, wagon rides, pumpkin painting and more (also on Sunday, September 20). www.terhuneorchards. com 10AM: Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection opens at the Princeton University Art Museum (through January 3). www.artmuseum.princeton.edu 12:30PM: Newtown Beerfest in Newtown, Pa. Enjoy artisan beer tasting, food sampling, and live music. www.visitbuckscounty.org

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 12PM: Celebrate the art of the spoken word at the New Jersey Storytelling Festival at Grounds for Sculpture. www.groundsforsculpture.org 12PM: Family Day at Hunter Farms in Skillman. Includes an equestrian competition and show jumping (also on September 27 and October 4). www.hunterfarms.us.

11AM: Scarecrow Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pa. (through November 1). www.peddlersvillage.com

6PM: VIP Preview and Opening Reception for Casey Rubble: Everything That Rises at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit. www.artcenternj.org

adapted to the stage in this new production at McCarter Theatre of Princeton (through October 11). www.mccarter.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

8PM: World music group The Gipsy Kings perform at

Theatre of New Jersey (through October 4). www.shakespearenj.org

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 8PM: Tennessee Williams’ 1950s film Baby Doll is

the State Theatre of New Jersey in New Brunswick. www.statetheatrenj.org

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7:30PM: Premiere of Equivocation at The Shakespeare

2PM: Award-winning Welsh poet Tony Curtis reads poems inspired by the art of Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Art Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. www.brandywinemuseum.org

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SEPT. 14 SEPT. 19

SEPT. 19 OCT. 25

OCT. 10

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

8PM: Princeton University Concerts presents the

7:30PM: Cheese & Beer Class at Brick Farm Market in

8AM: Princeton University Cross Country Invitational in

Emerson String Quartet at Richardson Auditorium. www.princetonuniversityconcerts.org

Hopewell. www.brickfarmmarket.com

West Windsor. www.goprincetontigers.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

7:30PM: Best-selling cookbook author and Food

10AM: Paul Grand: Beyond the Surface opens at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown (through February 7). www.michenermuseum.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 9AM – 1PM: A FREE day of fitness, health screenings, food and fun at Community Health Fair at Princeton Fitness and Wellness, 1225 State Road, Princeton. www.princetonfitnessandwellness.com

10AM: The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. Come in costume and enjoy exciting rides, themed mazes, hay rides, and Halloween shows (through November 1). www.sesameplace.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 1PM: Grounds for Sculpture presents Epicurean Palette, the region’s premiere food and wine event. www.groundsforsculpture.org 4PM: Princeton Symphony Orchestra performs with

Network star Ina Garten delivers an insider’s view of the charming world of the Barefoot Contessa. Garten will share her approach to food through tips and tricks, and a behind-the-scenes look at her life in the Hamptons. www.njpac.org

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 6PM-9PM: Soiree Under the Stars: A Benefit for

8PM: Rutgers University football vs. Ohio State at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. www.scarletknights.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 9AM: Delaware Canal 20 Miler presented by RunBucks

Princeton-Blairstown Center’s Innovative Educational Program for At-Risk Youth. The evening will include a wine tasting, sangria bar, hors d’oeuvres, and delicious fall fare. The event will be held at Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, NJ. www.unionvillevineyards.com

4:25PM: New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. www.giants.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

and the Bucks County Marathon Series. www.runbucks.com

violinist Jennifer Koh at Richardson Auditorium. www.princetonuniversityconcerts.org

10AM: “The Early Life of Woodrow Wilson” Walking Tour

8PM: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with pianist

presented by the Historical Society of Princeton. www.princetonhistory.org

Jonathan Biss performs at Richardson Auditorium. www.njsymphony.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

8PM: Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble

7:30PM: Philly POPS Benefit Concert entitled, “A Tribute to the Beatles” at Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial. www.ticketphiladelphia.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 7AM: Princeton Half Marathon. www.princetonhalfmarathon.com

Performance at Richardson Auditorium. www.princeton. edu/~puje/

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 7:30PM: Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors opens at McCarter Theatre in Princeton (through November 1). www.mccarter.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 9AM-4:45PM: The 4th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Celebration at the New Jersey State Museum. Come in costume and enjoy Halloween-themed activities, a parade, and discounted Planetarium shows. www.statemuseum.nj.gov

6PM: Cemetery Visit, Ghost Tour, and Ghost Hunt presented by Princeton Tour Company (also at 7:30PM and 9PM). www.princetontourcompany.com

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