Marjorie Winslow


Marjorie Winslow (1923-2012) lived in Arizona, California, Indiana, New York, and Massachusetts and found an abundance of doll food everywhere. Prior to publishing Mud Pies & Other Recipes in 1959, Winslow entered and won Vogue’s prestigious Prix de Paris competition, which launched a career in publishing first as a copywriter, then as a fashion editor. But this was not the extent of her occupations, which also included Mexican restaurant owner, carpenter, upholsterer, clothing designer, cook, and, as she said in the update she wrote for a class reunion, “a housewife, a mother, an author, a corporation president, a free spirit, a sober citizen, a failure, a success.”

Books
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    Mud Pies and Other Recipes

    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