Eating With Claude Monet

Posted | Updated: Aug 11, 2015

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Monet's Garden at Giverny

It is not unusual for the traveler to fall in love with Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny. We dutifully point our cameras toward the little pond, the wooden bridge, the famous lilly pads in hopes of capturing the magic of the place.

But in English, gardens can be plants to view and plants to eat. Which reminds us: Claude Monet liked to eat, and much of what he ate come from his garden(s).

Claude Monet’s passion for art and cuisine was most apparent at his home in Giverny. It was in Giverny that Monet grew his own herb and vegetable garden, foraged wild mushrooms, designed his own Limoges dining pattern (which went on to become one of the most popular china patterns), and entertained guests in a true celebration of gastronomy. ~ Monet the Foodie

As we putter at our jobs we have to give pause, “wouldn’t it be nice to live in Normandy where the light is special and the butter even better?” And, “wouldn’t it be nice to have food right out the door and a ‘job’ that included painting the beauty all around me?”

Well, chances are, you can’t do that. But you can, now, purchase a book that has received naught but 5 stars from everyone who’s reviewed it on the painter and what he liked to eat.

Monet’s Palate Cookbook: The Artist & His Kitchen Garden At Giverny

Giverny Map and Travel Information

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