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Van Gogh's Table at the Auberge Ravoux
Alexandra Leaf | Fred Leeman

Van Gogh's Table cookbook At the Auberge Ravoux, in Auvers-ser-Oise, A tiny artists' village twenty miles from Paris, Vincent van Gogh found a measure of peace in an otherwise ill-starred life. At what would be his last and only surviving home, he enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow artists and experienced a burst of creativity, producing some seventy works in just seventy days.

The auberge still operates today as the Maison de Van Gogh. Very little has changed since Van Gogh first set down his bags more than a century ago, and visitors to the café are treated to the same regional cuisine that he dines upon. Here is an intimate view into Van Gogh's world as stirring as sharing poulet and pommes sautées with the artist himself, and quite as delicious.

As an artist Vincent van Gogh spent most of his life in cafésm hotels and small inns. These establishments often became the subject of his paintings, as did the people he met there, many now immortalized in portraits. In the cafe he found a place of life in the shadow of his own isolation. And he found food, drink and friendship.

Written by a culinary historian and the former chief curator of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, in cooperation with the Institut Van Gogh, Van Gogh's Table explores the artists sojourn at the Auberge Ravoux and presents nearly fifty of its recipes. Old engravings and postcards letters, and a selection of Van Gogh's paintings transport the reader back to the turn of the century.

This award winning art/cookbook evokes the life and times of Van Gogh at the Auberge Ravoux. The traditional recipes range from hearty peasant fare to regional dishes based on local produce. It also includes recipes served at the home of Van Gogh's friend Dr. Gachet.

$19.95 USD

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