If Lewis Carroll were alive today, I’d wager that he would be pretty impressed by an edible interpretation of his famous book, Alice In Wonderland.
Best-selling authors Julie Van Rosendaal and Pierre Lamielle joined forces serveral years ago to create Alice Eats: A Wonderland Cookbook, which was officially released last week. The result? A big, brightly illustrated cookbook that plays to the imaginative side of the kitchen.
The book itself sees more than 100 recipes intertwined with the classic story that we all know and love. Whether it’s the “Caterpillar Mushroom Caps” or the clever “Eat Me Cakes,” perfect for a kid’s birthday party, Rosendaal and Lamielle’s creative interpretations of the text are as magical as they are tasty.
Local food fans and personalities alike, including Top Chef Canada alumni Nicole Gomes and Connie DeSousa, gathered at Gravity Cafe last night, October 7, to celebrate with the authors and enjoy some delicious examples of Alice Eats recipes. Lamielle, always a character, was dressed up like the Mad Hatter, sitting at the signing table, top hat and all.
For the lucky people in attendance, there were limited edition prints of Lamielle’s illustrations for sale as well as complimentary tea towels (Mad Hatter approved, naturally) to accompany every book sold.
if you haven’t taken a look at this book yet, then shame on you off with your head!
The book is now available at retailers across Canada.