Food & Wine

Funny Food Made Easy: Creative, Fun, & Healthy Breakfasts, Lunches, & Snacks

Inspiring kids to eat healthy foods with creative works of plate art and easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. Who doesn’t like to play with food? Through finished plate art, detailed step-by-step illustrations, recipes, and tips, Funny Food Made Easy provides all you and your kids need to make, eat, and enjoy healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. Bill Wurtzel has been making these plates to teach and inspire children—and families—to improve their eating habits by creating meals and snacks that are not only nutritious but also fun. But these are not your mother’s smiley-face sandwiches. On Wurtzel’s plate-turned-canvas, carrots morph into airplanes, boiled eggs into jugglers, and pears into guitar players. As gracefully as Picasso’s ceramic plates found endless forms, so do Wurtzel’s portraits, which seem to grow out of almost anything—Cheerios and bananas; lox and bagels; oatmeal, blueberries, and strawberries.

About The Author

Bill Wurtzel has been an award-winning advertising creative director by day and jazz guitarist by night, and is now a full-time musician. He has made fun food art to amuse his wife for more than fifty years, and has had many gallery exhibits of his food art prints.

Claire Wurtzel has been an educator for more than forty years and was on the faculty of Bank Street Graduate School for seventeen years. Together they do workshops in schools, museums, and other institutions to make it fun for kids and families to learn about nutrition.

  • Publish Date: April 19, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Entertaining
  • Publisher: Welcome Books
  • Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 7-1/2
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $19.95
  • CDN Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-59962-133-3


"This creative duo takes 192 pages to show you how to create more than 150 works of plate art in the kitchen. You'll learn how to create a lion out of corn flakes, an apple and some raisins. There are fruit, dairy, vegetables and even seafood creations that'll delight your curious eater." 

Author Bookshelf: Bill Wurtzel, Claire Wurtzel