Monet's Table

By Claire Joyes,

Book cover of Monet's Table: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet

Book description

A member of Monet's family describes life at Giverny in the painter's day and shares family recipes.

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1 author picked Monet's Table as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A famous painter’s cookbook? If you didn’t think artists eat, think again, and start by Googling images of Monet’s kitchen at his house in Giverny. (I said eat, not cook.) Written by the wife of Madame Monet’s great-grandson, this book offers you beautiful photographs of this artwork along with diary accounts of his family life and an opportunity to understand one of the great Impressionist artists through the dishes that his wife and family prepared, including his favorite, richly green-hued pistachio cake. 

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