Food in the Louvre - the exhibition catalogue from The Louvre available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Food in the Louvre

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A beautifully illustrated book with culinary-inspired artworks from the Louvre, Paris

With a foreword by the chef, Paul Bocuse, this volume serves up a smorgasbord of culinary-themed art—from fruit baskets to sumptuous banquet scenes and still-life paintings. Yves Pinard, head chef of the Grand Louvre restaurant, provides animated commentary of forty works from the renowned museum and includes a sampling of his own recipes inspired by the paintings.

Details from masterpieces such as Chardin’s jar of olives and Delacroix’s succulent lobsters are complemented by opulent feasts presented against the backdrop of lavish interiors or a simple peasant meal in the countryside. From ancient Greek and Egyptian carvings to nineteenth-century oil paintings, each work is accompanied by a concise text illuminating its historical and cultural context, delivered in a lighthearted and playful tone.

  • Author: Yves Pinard
  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Date published: November 2009
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-2370740090
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 19 cm

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