Dining With the Impressionists
Dining With the Impressionists is a coffee-table worthy cookbook packed with paintings. The book showcases impressionists and includes 30 French recipes. Some of the elegant dishes inside the book are Puff Pastry Cake with Jam, Pesto Soup, and Pears Bourdaloue.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 154 pages.
Publisher: William S. Konecky Associates
Author: Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones
Description: Imagine sharing a picnic with Manet or lunch on the shore of the Seine with Renoir or Seurat. There is something uniquely appealing about the personalities of the Impressionists. No other group of painters has seemed so sociable.
The fascinating connection between the Impressionists' art and their love of food, wine and the social enjoyment of dining. As Ms. Hackforth-Jones points out, it was no coincidence that the heyday of Impressionism arose simultaneously with the culinary breakthroughs of Auguste Escoffier, the pioneer of modern cooking. The new art and the new cuisine shared a more relaxed and convivial approach to life.
This beautiful book includes paintings by all the major Impressionist painters. With the help of stories, recollections, and a sure grasp of the social history of nineteenth century France, Ms. Hackforth-Jones creates a vivid picture of the social milieu out which the great Impressionists works of art were born. Her text accompanied by thirty recipes featuring the wonderful regional cooking of France provides a gastronomic itinerary that allows the reader to follow in the footsteps of these most companionable artists.
Condition: Good condition.