I found this cookbook at an antique market in Rhinebeck, New York. The epitome of cheerful and charming, it was illustrated by Vee Guthrie and published by Peter Pauper press in 1951. Each section is preceded with a full page illustration by the artist. The colors, the type, the folky style, such a little treasure!
Over the past few months, Silvie and I have been spending our mornings in the toddler’s section of the Westport Library. It’s an amazing place; they host free programs for kids of all ages, and they also have really great toddler play areas. While my daughter entertains herself and discovers new-found friends; I sit aside and thumb through some of the artful, inspiring books that surround us.
Recently I discovered the work of Lois Ehlert, a wonderful artist, author and illustrator. I find her books to be witty and wise, and wonderfully associated with nature.