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International Coffeehouses: Americana
This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.
Thomas Cole, American; 1801-1848 North and Central America, North America, United Sta. New England Scenery. 1839. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Nickerson Collection, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1900.558, http://www.artic.edu/aic/. http://library.artstor.org/asset/AMICO_CHICAGO_1031149702. Web. 20 Apr 2018.
Anonymous, American, Artist. Aster, Poppy and Rose. 1840. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, M. and M. Karolik Collection, 1976.703, http://www.mfa.org/. http://library.artstor.org/asset/AMICO_BOSTON_103831504. Web. 20 Apr 2018.
Anonymous, American Stecher-Traung Litho Co. (printer), American, active 1934--1955. Crate Label for Frisco Brand California Vegetables, Merril Packing Company, Salinas, California. ca. 1934–1955. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund, 1994.103.45. http://library.artstor.org/asset/AWSS35953_35953_27891564. Web. 20 Apr 2018.
Barkley Leonnard Hendricks, American. (1972). Sir Charles, Alias Willie Harris. [Painting]. Retrieved from https://library.artstor.org/asset/ANGAIG_10314018546
Meisel, Susan. Times Square. 1977. The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Alex and Carole Rosenberg Collection, http://www.albright.edu/freedman/. http://library.artstor.org/asset/AFREEDMANIG_10313255129. Web. 20 Apr 2018.
Lady Pink and Smith. (1997). Americana; detail, detail. Retrieved from https://library.artstor.org/asset/DRESCHER_10313356696
Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas mark 7. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, caster sugar and brown sugar, and bring to the boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
Roll out the pastry to line the bottom of a 23cm (9 in) pie dish. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with strips of pastry to form a lattice design. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the pastry. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
Bake the apple pie 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Continue baking the pie for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft. Serve apple pie with ice cream or custard.
Apple Pie Tips
To check the doneness of the pie filling, insert a knife into the centre of the pie. If it meets with little or no resistance, the pie is done.
If the pie is not quite done but the top or edges are becoming too dark, loosely cover the top of the pie with aluminium foil to shield it from the heat.
If you want to add shine and sparkle to your apple pie, thin 4 tablespoons of golden syrup with very hot water. When the pie is done, brush the thinned syrup over the top of the pastry. You can add granulated sugar or demerara sugar at this time. Return the pie to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to let the glaze dry and set.
Once the pie is done baking, let the pie cool to room temperature before slicing to allow the pie filling to set.
Composer, conductor, educator, and flutist David Van Vactor (1906-1994) came to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1947 to serve as head of the newly-created Department of Fine Arts, and to take up the baton as the third conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra until 1972, taught at UT until his retirement in 1976, and continued to compose until his death in 1994.
The David Van Vactor Music Collection includes multiple drafts and final versions of compositions from all eras of Van Vactor’s long career. Successive drafts allow researchers to study Van Vactor’s process of composition, from writing and revising to working with his transcriptionist and publisher.