I am so excited because I have a wonderful giveaway for you, my readers! I am happy to be able to offer you a chance to win a copy of the beautiful new book Monet's Palate Cookbook: The Artist & His Kitchen Garden at Giverny signed by author and filmmaker Aileen Bordman and featuring a forward by Meryl Streep. If you know me, you know what an important place Monet's home and gardens hold in my heart since a visit there was the central reason that I took my then ten-year-old grandson to France. So that makes this book especially meaningful to me!



The book takes you into the beautiful home and gardens that French impressionist Claude Monet created in Giverny and gives you a wonderful peek into his life and the constant inspiration that surrounded him. It also includes detailed information about his two-acre kitchen garden on the grounds that yielded an abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs... 

...because Monet was not only an inspired artist, but a lover of great food who collected recipes and even kept cooking journals! Authors Aileen Boardman and garden writer Derek Fell have created 60 recipes linked to his garden and inspired by his journals and the places that he visited.

The book includes beautiful photographs along with the recipes, such as this one for Red Cabbage, Fennel, Carrot and Fennel Seed Slaw which has been plated on one of Monet's own dishes, created and designed by him!

Recipes for traditional French dishes are shared as well, including one of my favorites, Normandy French Apple Tart.

It is my honor to be able to offer a chance to win a signed copy of this wonderful cookbook to you, my readers, courtesy of the author, my friend and fellow admirer of all that is Monet, Aileen Bordman.
This giveaway is now closed.
Here’s all you have to do…just click on any of the methods of earning an entry in the rectangle below the fine print to receive as many as 15 entries. That’s it! I can’t wait for this wonderful cookbook to find its way to its new home…maybe yours! Bonne Chance! Good luck!

The Fine Print: The giveaway begins today, May 30, 2015 at 12:00 am and will close June 5, 2015 at 12:00 am. The winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter with up to 15 entries per person. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. You must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States to win. (Sorry, everyone else…your sweepstakes laws are much stricter than ours!) The prize is valued at $30 and includes shipping. No purchase is necessary. By entering a comment below or receiving an entry through Rafflecopter, you agree to the contest rules and regulations and release this blog, its author and the giveaway sponsor from any liability. The cookbook shown is provided by the author Aileen Bordman but the opinions that are expressed are my own. I am not affiliated with publisher Gibbs Smith in any way. If the potential winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. Void where prohibited.

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The hardcover book, from authors Aileen Bordman and Derek Fell and featuring a forward by Meryl Streep, is published by Gibbs Smith. It contains 176 pages in full color, retails for $30 and is available wherever books are sold.


Aileen Bordman is the creator and producer of the acclaimed documentary film titled Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Garden, which has been broadcast nationally through American Public Television to all 350 PBS stations. 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. 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 with Meryl Streep, Alice Waters, Daniel Boulud, Michel Richard and Steve Wynn. 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 She lives near 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 books. He divides his time between Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Sanibel Island, Florida.

Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
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