Where the Baked Things Are

Ever wonder just how sticky-sweet the sugarplums from “The Night Before Christmas” might be, or if the Queen of Hearts’ treacle tarts from Alice in Wonderland were any good? If so, you’re not alone.

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Sugarplums, illustration by Leanne Shapton

Canadian artist, graphic novelist, and mother Leanne Shapton had the same thought. And then she went one step further. After a rekindled love affair with some of her favorite children’s books, the majority of which included food, Shapton decided it would be fun if she and her 3 1/2-year-old daughter baked their way through them all.

For the full story, and more details on how those sugarplums turned out, read the full piece, from the Food section of the New York Times Style Magazine.


Leanne Shapton, “Baking Sweets From Childhood Tales,” New York Times Style Magazine (blog), November 28, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/t-magazine/food/holiday-baking-childrens-stories.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=a2113e9534-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-a2113e9534-305871045&_r=0.


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