By Bill & Claire Wurtzel
Welcome Books, $15.95, 160 pages
Imagine having 365 easy, fun, healthy, and tasty recipes for creative breakfasts at your fingertips! From the wild imaginations of Bill and Claire Wurtzel, Funny Food transforms simple foods into edible works of art. Divided into four sections (eggs, waffles and pancakes, oatmeal, cereal and fruit, and toast, bagels and snacks), the book’s full-page color photographs show exactly how to create these inspired meals. Like Michelangelo who saw images in marble and carved to unveil them, you too can create art from food. Your family and guests will be amazed when you serve fried egg funny faces with ham noses and toast ears. Bagels make bike wheels, scrambled eggs make bushy hair, and oatmeal turns into fluffy beards. Children will love getting involved in the creative cooking actions.
Working on kid-friendly ideas makes for great family bonding time. Fresh ingredients add flavor and nutritional value. Use seasonal fruits and vegetables to introduce young children to new foods. Soon you’ll be experimenting with making lunch and dinner into unique works of art. Start your day with an artistic, healthy, super fun breakfast and listen to the giggles of your family as they gobble up your masterpieces.
Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin