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Music professor featured in Bon Appétit magazine
Ethan Sperry (music) studied conducting at age eight, cello by age 12 and singing at 18. He’s led performances all over the world and conducts the Men’s Glee Club, Collegiate Chorale, Global Rhythms Ensemble and teaches vocal music, choral music and music of Russia.
He’s also a cook. Sperry, wife Siri Hoogen and their Thanksgiving spread is the “Entertaining With Style” feature in the current issue of Bon Appétit.
The magazine sent a crew for a photo shoot at the Sperry home in May, transforming it into a cozy fall afternoon. Guests included Jeffrey Wanko (teacher education), his wife, Molly Wanko, and friends from Youngstown, Till and Laura Meyn. “Till is a composer friend of mine who has written a piece for the Men’s Glee Club,” says Sperry.
Not featured on camera were the young children of those attending; Max Sperry, Aaron Wanko and Samuel Meyn.
The Bon Appetit menu includes a brined turkey, Scandinavian mushroom pie for vegetarians, Swedish rye bread, side dishes of beans and potato wedges, butternut squash soup, cranberry-orange relish and a pineapple-cranberry cobbler for dessert.
Sperry’s favorite recipe, pumpkin pie, was not featured but is included here. “It is my own recipe,” says Sperry. “I cook quite a lot and have won awards for my baking. My wife is also a superb cook.”
Ethan Sperry’s Pumpkin Pie
Date Published: 11/09/2006