Dinner & A Book - Monet's Table: The Cooking Journals Of Claude Monet
This is the only know book by Claire Joyes who is married to the great grandson of Claude Monet.
Claire Joyes wrote this book to capture life in Monet’s France in the middle to late 19th century and to enlighten us about the arts, culture, daily life and cuisine surrounding Claude Monet’s life as the first Impressionist painter to capture the public imagination. The book is a fast read with recipes that are able to be prepared in today’s kitchen. The book is a rare glimpse into the daily life of a middle upper class French family in Giverny, France. The book is beautifully illustrated with pictures of Monet’s family and friends, his kitchen, dining room and his excursions.
Tuck Langland is a nationally know sculptor in this country and England, and after 39 years as a professor of sculpture at Indiana University at South Bend, Indiana, he continues to work full time on large, realistic, public bronzes. He is a founder of Fire Arts Studio in South Bend, Indiana. I chose Tuck to be my co-host because he is an enthusiastic artist whose interests are broad; he loves to travel, and he especially loves to cook. Besides, he is a lot of fun to work with, a real plus on Dinner and a Book.