Play With Your Food

If you enjoyed Anne Geddes’ Down in the Garden, which rendered suspiciously compliant babies into carrots, pea pods, and the like, there’s no telling how many delighted squeals this tables-turning book will elicit. Envision, if you will, some jolly leeks or a particularly coy frond of cabbage. Joost Elffers could, and did in Play With Your Food — in fact, he’s uprooted his entire larder to fashion a photogenic garden zoo of total, unmitigated whimsy: grape ants, green pepper bunnies — and no less endearing creatures with bean-transplant eyes or almond teeth. With tips for constructing, then eating, your own menagerie. ”Not all pumpkins are surly,” reassures Elffers. Phew! A

Play With Your Food
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