I was a little worried that the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook, with recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss, would emphasize humor more than good recipes. I am happy to report I was wrong. The book's introduction states, "It was important to us that the recipes in the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook be not only Seussian, zany, and fun, but also deliciously good and healthy, too." And that's what the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook provides - a delightful combination of Dr. Seuss humor and good recipes.
The Creators of the Cookbook
Despite the fact that the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook features artwork and quotations by Dr. Seuss, the recipes, with their amusing Seuss-related names, were not created by Dr. Seuss. Instead, the recipes in the children's cookbook were developed by Georgeanne Brennan. Brennan is an award-winning author of cookbooks who operates a cooking school in southern France.
Frankie Frankeny, the food-and-wine photographer who did the photography for the Star Wars Cookbook, did the photography of the food. Each recipe is accompanied by a quotation from the Dr. Seuss' book on which the recipe is based, along with illustrations from the book.
The Contents of the Green Eggs and Ham CookbookThe cookbook, which is designed to be used by adults and children working together, is divided into six sections, with five to nine recipes in each:
- Breakfast – featuring Green Eggs and Ham, Flapjack Flapper's Flapjacks, among other breakfast delights
- Beverages – including Silly Sammy's Slick Sodas and Circus McGurkus Pink Lemonade
- Lunch – Cat's Mac and Cheese and Daisy-Head Maysie Burger are among the treats
- Snacks – Schlottz's Knots are my favorite
- Dinner – choices include Skipper Zipp's Chops and Chips and Yot in the Pot
- Desserts – delectable desserts include Sneetch Treats and Who – Pudding.