Recipe of the month

Cooking with the Impressionists: Toulouse Lautrec

19 Oct 2019, 10am-1pm

One of Lautrec’s favourite hang-outs was the Moulin de la Galette, a popular restaurant-cabaret in a windmill in Montmartre where he painted some of his most well-known works. Van Gogh, Pissarro and Renoir also painted the Moulin de la Galette! The Moulin specialised in serving both savoury and sweet galettes made from the flour milled on-site in the moulin. Today’s dishes recreate a savoury mushroom and bacon galette and a sweet pear galette.

Cooking with the Impressionists: Paul Cézanne

9 Nov 2019, 10am-1pm

Learn how to make dishes inspired by Cézanne’s native Aix en Provence. Provencal goat’s cheese and vegetable tart followed by an easy but visually stunning almond tuile and fresh berry and cream stack.

Cooking with the Impressionists: Vincent Van Gogh

29 February 2020, 10am-1pm

In this workshop, we focus on Van Gogh's time in Arles in the South of France where he lived for a short time with fellow artist, Paul Gauguin. Learn how to cook two dishes inspired by Van Gogh's time in Arles: an easy but impressive 'tarte soleil' (savoury sun tart) and a surprise summery dessert!

Cooking with the Impressionists: Claude Monet

28 March 2020, 10am-1pm

In this workshop, we’ll continue last year’s exploration of dining at Giverny, with new recipes from Claude Monet’s Normandy cooking journals. We’ll replicate delicious fried camembert fritters with apple chutney, a garden salad, and a fruit clafouti like the ones Monet’s cook used to make with fruits from his orchard.

Cooking with the Impressionists: Parisian Picnics

21 November, 2020

In this workshop, we’ll look at Parisian Picnics and the famous luncheons ‘en plein air’ and learn how to make delicious foods inspired by the picnics depicted in famous Impressionist paintings. We’ll make a savoury dish, Poulet Argenteuil and Mary Cassatt's chocolate caramel bites.

Meet Wendy Joyce

Wendy has a lifelong appreciation of good food and loves to cook and eat the best cuisine from around the world. She’s also passionate about the history and culture that are an integral part of all great food experiences. Top that off with the enjoyment and satisfaction that she gets from teaching and sharing with others and you’ve got the perfect person to take you on a gourmet adventure.

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Wendy Joyce: Impressionist art, food and history

Professional chef, art historian (and lover of all things French) Wendy Joyce puts her Princeton University PhD in 19th-century French Studies to good use at her Wellington cooking classes, lectures and curated feasts.

Listen to Wendy's interview on National Radio:

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