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#UnconventionalCookbooks Mud pie a-la-mud --
"Marjorie Winslow's "Mud Pies and Other Recipes", illustrated by Erik Blegvad, is a cookbook for dolls originally published in 1961. This charming and fastidiously complete resource has been *reissued thankfully* by the New York Review Children's Collection." ...
"... Winslow's book is a gem. If the humour and brio of "Mud Pies" feels somewhat dated, well, that only shows what a shame it is that such offerings are now so few and far between.
As it happens, 1961 was also the year that Mattel introduced a boyfriend for Barbie in the form of a moulded plastic doll named Ken ©. A reader may be forgiven for wishing that Barbie © had been gifted a copy of "Mud Pies" instead.
Editor's note -- Winslow's "Mud Pie" book is a gem as is Martha Stewart's recipe for
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"When assembling the cake, use a new doll and wrap it in plastic before putting it in the center of the cake. Candles should absolutely not be used, because Barbie's hair is flammable."