Marjorie Winslow's Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Also recently re-released – this time by the New York Review Children's Collection – is Mud Pies and Other Recipes, originally from 1961. As author Marjorie Winslow's foreword clearly states, "this is a cookbook for dolls," and the text is of course divided into appropriate sections: Appetizers, Pastries and Desserts, Suggested Menus, etc. Featuring simple yet elegant dishes such as 'Mud Puddle Soup' and 'Pine Needle Upside-Down Cake,' it's an endlessly charming collection of whimsical ideas for anyone wanting to know how to make a 'Dandelion Soufflé.' Erik Blegvad's illustrations, reminiscent of Kelly Oechsli's work, are the perfect compliment.