The Monet Cookbook: Recipes from Giverny

Last Updated February 23, 2017
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The Monet Cookbook

The Monet Cookbook: Recipes from Giverny (by Florence Gentner, photography by Francis Hammond) tells the culinary story of Monet’s life. From his middle-class family in Giverny, to the garden parties with a guest list that included Renoir and Alexandre Dumas, a fresh, authentic meal was the cornerstone of any good day.

Gentner describes the scene: “Monet made sure that he ate well and that he could offer his guests the very best from his kitchen garden. He amassed a talented team of people, including meticulous cooks and diligent gardeners. When Monet was satisfied with his work and his company, he displayed a happiness that was infectious.”

Read this cookbook, and next thing you know you’ll be throwing a French garden party in your own backyard. Buy it at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Lemon Madelines

Lemon Madelines
Madelines are perfection: delicate, simple, and lemony.

Herb and Lettuce Soup

Herb and Lettuce Soup
We can imagine these ingredients coming straight from Monet's garden.

Eggs Orsini

Eggs Orsini
This simple egg dish is almost impossible to get wrong.
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