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Boy did he like to eat! I never realized how much Picasso liked food untill I came across this book Picasso Bon Vivant by Ermine Herscher, published in French first of course and in English in 1996 by Rizzoli International Publishers.

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There are fifty recipes in the book with numerous photographs on how food relates to Picasso throughout his life. Have a look at this oil on canvas below.

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The photographs are fabulous, the anecdotes are very interesting and full of unknown facts for most of us. Certainly not the facts that you see in museums.

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Art and food, is a fabulous combination. Art on the wall, food on the table! Or Art food on the table?

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Plates, sardines and how about chocolate cake found in the painting and a recipe on the opposite side in the book.

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Drawings, scribbles, ceramic plates, interspersed with recipes for Spanish dishes like the two below.

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It is all here, look at the bread on the table in the picture.img394

Photographs of where Picasso and his friends dined, what they ate.

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The Bateau Lavoir where he and other artists painted. (Below)

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Here is your weekend Art Food Recipe, if you can’t make this recipe, then you must go to a museum next Saturday to get inspired.

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