Erik Blegvad was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1923. He has illustrated more than one hundred books, including seven written by his wife, Lenore. His memoir, Self-Portrait, was published in 1978.
Sure to be the only imaginary cookbook you’ll ever need, whether you’re entertaining garden sprites, feeding a regiment of toy soldiers, or whiling away the afternoon. “When I was about five years old, Granny gave me my first cookbook—Mud Pies and Other Recipes. Even though it was a pretend cookbook, it somehow persuaded me that real cooking must be fun.” —Sara Moulton