This is a stunning collection of 19th-century French art combined with gastronomy. 120 recipes in 15 menus, with wine selections by Jacques Pepin. Color art reproductions.
The best-loved paintings of the Impressionists accompany these delicious recipes from the sumptuous meals of nineteenth-century French cuisine. Over 100 authentic recipes have been modernized and updated for today's kitchens. Included are some recipes created by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Claude Monet.
Each menu contains eight recipes, from appetizers to desserts, with wine selections to compliment each meal. Menus range from picnic fare, afternoon tea parties, and casual luncheons to elegant dinners.
"This book is a francophile's delight, marrying the study of art and cuisine. Those of us in the food world labor every day to understand the art of food. What a treat to understand the food in art!"--Dorothy Cann Hamilton, French Culinary Institute