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Meet the Key Players of Monet's Palate

Meryl Streep - Key Player for Monet's Palate
  • Introduction

Meryl Streep

One of the world's greatest film actresses, Meryl Streep has won two Academy Awards after 14 well-deserved Oscar nominations. Ms. Streep's commitment to her craft is matched by her personal commitment to her global efforts. Whether it is championing a safe and healthy environment with a natural food source, or the arts, which ultimately support the mind and the soul, Meryl is there and ready to lend her support.

In the year 2000, Ms. Streep was given the prestigious Officer des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Meryl's mother, Mary Streep, who passed away in September of 2001, was very fond of Musée Claude Monet. The Producers wish to thank Meryl Streep for graciously doing the opening narration for "Monet's Palate" and we do so with the fond memory of her mother in mind.

Aileen Bordman - Key Player for Monet's Palate
  • Executive Producer,
  • Creator and Writer

Aileen Bordman

Aileen wrote and created “Monet’s Palate” out of her passion for all the worlds Monet inhabited…his art, his cuisine, and his gardens. She is the President of an independent film company dedicated to bringing projects about art and food to life. Aileen is also President and Founder of Monet's Palate,Inc.

Aileen is a member of the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Barry Wine - Key Player for Monet's Palate
  • Culinary consultant

Barry Wine

Barry Wine is the creator of the renowned Quilted Giraffe restaurant in New York City and headed Creative Ventures for the Sony Music Corporation. He is an international culinary consultant and his talents are sought throughout the world. Barry’s expert advice has masterfully guided Monet’s Palate since the beginning of the film project.

Joachim Pissarro PhD. - Key Player for Monet's Palate
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

Joachim Pissarro PhD.

Joachim Pissarro is a noted Art Historian specializing in Impressionist Art; more specifically, the art of Claude Monet and his great-great grandfather Camille Pissarro. Formerly a professor at Yale University, Pissarro wrote "Monet and the Mediterranean" in 1997 garnering great acclaim. Joachim is now a curator at The Museum of Modern Art ( MOMA) in New York City and a Professor at Hunter College,N.Y.

His unique knowledge of the experience of art and food in the lives of Monet and Pissarro was a rare treat in the footage of "Monet's Palate."

Helen Bordman - Board of Advisors for Monet's Palate Helen Bordman - Board of Advisors for Monet's Palate

In honor of Helen Rappel Bordman (1931 - 2020)

Dame Helen Rappel Bordman, was Knighted by the French Government, initiated by a letter of recommendation from Meryl Streep.

Under the aegis of the Versailles Foundation and its president Florence Van der Kemp, this Francophile helped, from the beginning of the 1980s, to collect funds to restore the domain of the painter. Ginger Rogers, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep, and Presidents and dignitaries would enjoy tea with the Grand Dame.

Helen founded the volunteer program which offers foreign interns the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of the Monet Foundation. Her devotion, for almost forty years, to Giverny has never wavered.

Donations in honour of Dame Helen Rappel Bordman – please direct to:
Académie des Beaux Arts
Attn: Monsieur Hughes Gall
Pour la Fondation Claude Monet
23, quai de Conti 750270 Paris Cedex 06
Tel :+33 (0)1 44 41 43 20