Norman Rockwell: Freedom from Want


In Germany we have a French-German TV Channel called ARTE. Last year they had a TV series of shows in which French Chefs recreate food shown in famous paintings. Art historians and other experts comment on the circumstances when the picture was painted.

Why do I mention this? Well, I am always fascinated by all the creative people I have met and even though all my readers outside of Germany won’t be able to see the show there might be a very special treat for you.

5 years ago I met in France Meg Bortin. Meg is an American who lives in Paris. As a reporter she was based in London and Moscow and was for many years the Senior Editor of the International Harald Tribune. She is now an author and foodblogger. For the show about Norman Rockwells paining »Freedom of Want«, she was on the the experts team. If you’re interested in French cooking I highly recommend her food blog The Everyday French Chef.

She has also written an amusing article about the day the actual cooking and filming took place: Dinde à La Rockwell.


Norman Rockwell
Freedom from Want; oil ,116.2 cm × 90 cm (45.75 in × 35.5 in); 1943

2 Responses

  1. Paula
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    Vielen Dank für den Programmtipp! Wir essen schon Samstag unseren Truthahn (mit Cranberries und Kürbis-Käsekuchen), aber ich werde Sonntag bestimmt zuschauen.

  2. werner osterrath
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    Leider habe ich die Sendung verpasst….sodann nach dem Mittagsnickerchen auf arte versucht die Sendung zusehen (Mediathek).
    Leider nur 2 Minuten…..hat sich gut angelassen..hab sofort Appetit bekommen auf mehr….
    So blieb mir wieder mal nur die Erinnerung an El Paso 1975 ..dort wurde ich zu einem Thanksgivingday eingeladen
    es gab Turkey davor Onionsoup den Nachtisch kann ich mich nicht mehr Erinnern…..
    übrigens . es gab bei uns heute Rouladen selbst gemacht von mir…mit Klösse und Rotkraut….ohne Nachtisch…..
    daher das Nickerchen
    satt und zufrieden grüßt dich Werner aus Nürnberg

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