MONET'S TABLE: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet by Claire Joyes

MONET'S TABLE: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet

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You've heard of Monet's gardens at Giverny, where waterlilies bloomed and the painter spent his working days in on-site studios. Now meet the chrome-yellow dining room where he presided over a family of ten, orchestrated the good life with dictatorial punctuality, and gave much attention to the quality of the ingredients served at table. This full-color, photo-illustrated coffee-table cookbook/artbook/house-and-garden-tour book performs none of its functions with distinction; but together its parts do convey visions of an enviable, idyllic existence. The recipes, for good but rich French bourgeois fare, were gathered in Monet's own notebook and have now been sensibly adapted by Parisian chef Joel Robichon.

Pub Date: May 7th, 1990
Publisher: Simon & Schuster