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series: Monet's Palate - A Gastronomic View From The Garde
air date: 1/24/13 4:00 AM
Claude Monet's passions extended far beyond the water lilies, sunsets and landscapes of his famous paintings. Connecting the painter's love of art and his profound appreciation for food, MONET'S PALATE embarks on a culinary tour of Normandy, where Monet lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The documentary, introduced by Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, offers a revealing portrait of the father of Impressionist painting. The production, shot entirely on location in Paris, London and Giverny, includes exclusive footage taken inside the home where the artist and notorious gourmand lived for 43 years. MONET'S PALATE visits Monet's exquisite dining room, where the artist entertained guests such as Marcel Proust and Paul Cezanne. Some of today's greatest chefs, including Roger Verge, prepare some of Monet's favorite meals using Normandy's native ingredients. Dishes include: flambe duck with apple and "Sailors' Mussels," a regional delicacy. Later, Alice Waters and Daniel Boulud discuss Monet's passion for art and fine cuisine.
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