Funny Food – Book Review

I’m always screaming at gently reminding my children not to play with their food. But that was before we met Bill and Claire Wurtzel, authors of Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts at their recent workshop at Fairway Market.

Author Bill Wurtzel displays his art

Author Bill Wurtzel displays his art

Bill and Claire Wurtzel have discovered a unique way to get kids to eat a healthy breakfast. And they have documented their creative approach in a colorful book worthy of the coffee table. Besides the stunning photography the book is filled with nutritional information, tips on healthy cooking and fun food facts. Can you guess what arachibutyrophobia means?

Inhaling our edible art

Inhaling our edible art

The chapters are broken down by food groups that are easy to cook and recognizable to children of all ages. But there are no rules – use your own favorite foods, as long as they are healthy and nutritious. You’ll be surprised when you see your kids eat their edible creations with gusto. Spinach hair or cucumber buttons will no longer be a dreaded vegetable but a thing of beauty that they made!

Goofing around at the workshop

Goofing around at the workshop

After attending the workshop we were anxious to put our book into practice and create our own silly art at home. We started with the egg section (anyone can boil an egg, right?) and things got off to a fantastic start. As with most things around our house, breakfast spun a little out of control, (our edible art made it to the floor as well as the plate) but in the end they did have a healthy meal.

Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head

Egg & Bread man

Egg & Bread man

I would highly recommend this book to any parent looking for ways to get their kids into the kitchen and excited about food. Check for a Funny Food workshop being held in your neighborhood and meet the duo behind this wonderful book or visit the website to purchase a copy.

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Funny Food – Book Review

  1. that really looks like fun. A few years ago I was looking for a cookbook for kids, fit for a big kid, age 9 or so. I was amazed at how little was around. Glad things have changed somewhat.
    the kids really got into the food art and the eating…super!
    Love, J & B

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