Aileen Bordman grew up surrounded by beauty and art. Her mother Helen helped restore the gardens at Giverny, home of Claude Monet. Aileen’s passion and first hand knowledge of the artist’s life is evident in Monet’s Palate, the 2008 documentary she wrote and produced after taking a sabbatical from her career on Wall Street. And now there is Monet’s Palate Cookbook – The Artist & His Kitchen Garden at Giverny. Co-authored by Aileen, it recreates the artist’s two-acre garden through detailed information about the vegetables he grew and the 60 recipes she created – inspired by his journals and extensive travels. You’re in for a fascinating, first-hand conversation about the Father of Impressionism.