As a kid I was obsessed with recipes, food, and cafes, constantly writing faux menus that would be served to my friends and family and by 7 years old, I was in the kitchen creating experimental recipes using 2 minute noodles adding anything my mum had in the fridge (with a very successful ramen style soup I might add, with egg whisked through, its awesome, I promise!). My son Woody, 6, has totally followed in my footsteps and has wanted to open a cafe since he was 4, it's named, menu is written, I have my position as soux chef/pot washer guaranteed, sorted. My job here is done.
So when I discovered this wonderful activity book "Playing With Food" by illustrator Louise Lockhart and Cicada books, I was beaming from ear to ear with the thought that there were others out there too, obsessed with playing with their food.
"From designing a menu for a cafe, to decorating a dream ice cream sundae to filling a bento box, this interactive book invites children to think about how food is grown, prepared, cooked and presented. Delightful illustrations serve up a smorgasbord of creative treats for everyone from fussy eaters to budding chefs".
Louise's illustrations have a colourful 60's styling and are loose and bright within the book giving just enough detail for children to use their own imagination and create their own foodie-dreamworld.