“Go start the old jalopy, boys! and back it in real tight. Grandma’s gonna be surprised when she gets home tonight!” Surprised, indeed. It’ll be a wonder if Grandma doesn’t keel right over when she sees the gargantuan cake Grandpa has whipped up for her birthday.
Making an apple pie is really very easy. First, get all the ingredients at the market. Mix them well, bake, and serve. Unless, of course, the market is closed. With that seemingly innocuous sentence, a grand adventure begins in Marjorie Priceman’s How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.
Now time went by as time will do; And as it passed, the children grew. The problem was that as they grew, Their appetites kept growing, too! Storybooks about picky eaters seem to be a dime a dozen, but there is no question that The Seven Silly Eaters stands out in that crowd. Instead of […]
Thelonius Monster once swallowed a fly, and decided that flies would taste grand in a pie. That silly guy! I’m not sure that I can even begin to explain all of the things that make Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly Pie a fantastic book, there are so very many of them, and they so defy simple […]
In Paris’ Latin Quarter, Chef Marcel owns a fancy bistro called Le Bistrot des Sept Frères, or The Bistro of the Seven Brothers. Le Bistrot des Sept Frères has the very best in mouse cuisine. Anyone who is anyone eats there. It is the hippest place in Paris! Tell me you’re not intrigued after that […]
Ingredients: oranges, kumquats, rhubarb, black-eyed peas, assorted broccoli, bell peppers, onions, carrots, portabella, enoki and white-button mushrooms, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, pink and green peppercorns, pink grapefruit, kiwifruits, . . . etc., etc. As the ingredients for a single recipe, the above list is more than a little unappetizing. Unappetizing, that is, unless it’s a […]
If our noses fall off, Then what would we do? Where would we buy Some vegetable glue? . . . and more importantly, what IS vegetable glue, and why on Earth would anyone need it? In order to find that out, you’ll have to read this charming, goofy ode to the importance of eating one’s […]