Claude Monet was a food connoisseur as well as an artistic genius. His culinary journals are filled with detailed recipes and notes about what he ate and with whom he shared his meals. This elegant book,brimming with the colors and flavors of his home in Giverny, France, gathers together eighty of his best recipes. Each chapter features dishes that were served in Monet's famed yellow dining room or eaten al fresco in the gardens. Beautiful reproductions of Monet's art compliment the recipes, along with photographs of the artist with his family, friends, and fellow artists.
The recipes themselves, selected for their rustic appeal and use of only the freshest ingredients, range from simple galettes and hearty casseroles to fine souffles, seafood dishes, and delicious tarts, cakes, and other pastries. A fitting tribute to the painter and his legendary aesthetic, this cookbook is the next best thing to sitting at Monet's table.Details: By Florence Gentner