Monet's Palate Cookbook: The Artist & His Kitchen Garden at Giverny

Aileen Bordman (Author) Derek Fell (Author)


Foreword by Meryl Streep

The farm-to-table tradition lived passionately by Claude Monet beckons one to take a culinary journey in his footsteps. Written by filmmaker Aileen Bordman and garden writer Derek Fell, the book shares sixty recipes linked to Monet's two-acre kitchen garden near his home at Giverny, France. Included is detailed information about the vegetables he grew, plus exquisite photographs and descriptions of the house interiors and gardens capturing Monet's extraordinary lifestyle; French tips for entertaining; as well as recipes inspired by his cooking journals and places he visited.

Aileen Bordman is the creator and producer of the acclaimed documentary film titled Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Garden. She has been immersed in the world of Claude Monet since 1980 and has more than 35 years of firsthand experience at Monet's home and gardens. She lives in just outside of New York City in New Jersey.

Derek Fell writer and photographer, is the author of two books on Monet, The Magic of Monet's Garden and Secret's of Monet's Garden. He has a strong following as America's most widely published garden writer. His books on gardening, travel and art have been published worldwide and total more than 2.5 million in print. He divides his time between Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Sanibel Island, Florida.

Product Details

$30.00  $27.00
Gibbs Smith
Publish Date
May 01, 2015
8.8 X 0.9 X 9.3 inches | 2.15 pounds
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About the Author

AILEEN BORDMAN is a filmmaker and founder of Monet's Palate, Inc., a company dedicated to sharing the world of Claude Monet. She has been immersed in the world of Claude Monet since 1980 and has more than 30 years of firsthand experience at Monet's home and gardens. Her knowledge and passion with respect to Claude Monet's lifestyle, cuisine, gardens and art prompted the creation of the Monet's Palate concept. Bordman independently wrote and produced the film Monet's Palate. The film has been screened from Cannes to New York, and was featured during the six-month "Monet's Garden" exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City.

DEREK FELL has written a series of books about the great Impressionist painters that has received wide acclaim, including Renoir's Garden, The Magic of Monet's Garden, Cezanne's Garden and Van Gogh's Gardens. For six years, Derek hosted the popular QVC television garden show Step-by-Step Gardening and publishes the monthly on-line gardening newsletter, the Avant Gardener. He lives with his wife, Carolyn, at historic Cedaridge Farm, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. There he cultivates gardens inspired by the Impressionist painters.


"You need only to step onto the grounds of Giverny and wander through the profusion of flowers, fruits, and vegetables to sense how art and food were profoundly linked for Claude Monet. With vivid photographs and recipes, Monet's Palate Cookbook: The Artist and His Kitchen Garden at Giverny captures the magic and aliveness of his kitchen garden, and immerses readers in Monet's remarkable world. --Alice Waters "Author and Founder of La Varenne Cooking School" (4/28/2015 12:00:00 AM)
One look at the kitchen at Giverny, and it is clear Monet's gourmet world of food and friends amid gardens and paints was a rich part of his life shared with those close to him. In this historical taste of the artist's secret world, Aileen Bordman and Derek Fell bring Monet's beloved vegetable garden and bountiful table deliciously back to life for us.--Mireille Guiliano "Why French Women Don't Get Fat" (1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)
I am so glad Monet's Palate through delicious recipes, exquisite photos and information has brought Claude Monet's remarkable kitchen garden back to life.--Chef Michel Richard "Why French Women Don't Get Fat" (1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Monet's Palate evokes the very best colors on the garden table."--Anne Willan "Author and Founder of La Varenne Cooking School" (2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"More than any other type of garden, a plot devoted to vegetables offers maximum pleasure to every gardener. There is no thrill that compares to growing one's own food: planting, caring, harvesting, and bringing the treasures to the table. Monet's Palate Cookbook provides all the inspiration anyone needs to go out and dig, plant, absorb the joys that soil offers each of us. Whether a garden novice or seasoned expert, this book offers a wealth of advice and recipes destined to improve all of our lives." Patricia Wells Journalist, cooking school teacher, and author of more than a dozen books, including "Vegetable Harvest."--Patricia Wells "Author and Founder of La Varenne Cooking School" (3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM)