3 November 2024 | Cooking with the Impressionists: Parisian Picnics




Date: Sunday, 3 November 2024
Time: 3-6 pm
Location: Chef Wendy's home & garden, 94 Oban St., Wadestown, Wellington

In this workshop, Dr. Wendy Joyce (PhD Princeton University in 19th-c French art and literature) will lead you on a virtual, lively tour of one of her favourite topics: food and its presence in art in 19th-century Paris. We start the workshop in Wendy's lounge where she'll give you about an hour visual presentation.

You’ll learn about Parisian picnics, the famous luncheons ‘en plein air’, and the new forms of outdoor dining popular at the end of the 19th century. Artists we'll look at include Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, and more. We'll also briefly consider some post-impressionist artists who depicted outdoor eating: Bonnard, Le Sidaner and others.

You'll then head into the kitchen where you'll learn how to make delicious foods inspired by the picnics depicted in famous Impressionist paintings.

Menu TBC (Wendy is working on it so if you're keen on this class and have dietary restrictions, get in touch wendy@savour.org.nz so she can keep them in mind)

About Wendy:

Wendy started Savour Cooking School after retraining as a chef following a career as an academic. Her area of expertise is 19th-century French literature and art history with a special interest in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Her PhD from Princeton University focussed on artists' depictions of the female body and female nudes in fiction, sculpture and painting of the period between 1850-1880. She is passionate about French history and loves to bring the era alive through lively presentations. This series of classes "Cooking with the Impressionists," marries two of her life-long passions: French art and food!

SKU: 20241711

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