Great Cookbooks For Families: La Carmina’s Cute Yummy Time

[ 5 ] November 12, 2009 |

Reviewed by Katy Killilea

yummytimeLa Carmina translates “Kawaii!” as “That is so freakin’ cute!” You can read all about the kawaii-est foods on her blog (Cute Yummy Time) and her new book (same name). For families committed to crafty breakfasts and bento boxes,  these resources are full of inspiration.

For those of us who are pretty much never going to dye scrambled eggs pink or use a heart-shaped mini hole-puncher on spinach leaves, rest assured adorable food faces can be achieved with the deft placement of a few blueberries and a peanut. The glossy, colorful pages are so full of surprising cuteness (lamb face muffin, scallop bunnies) that this book is as much fun for reading as cooking.

Kawaii for everyone!

The details

Cute Yummy Time
by La Carmina
October 2009 by Penguin $16.95

Category: food + recipes

Katy Killilea

about the author ()

Katy Killilea lives in Barrington with her husband, their sons (2001 + 2003), and a dog named Grover. Katy loves reading, cooking, loud pants, the Beehive in Bristol, and learning everything she can about Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. She says more about that at Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes.

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  1. Elyse Major elyse says:

    this is adorable. i love tiny details. looks like a fun read.

  2. calendar katy says:

    SO much fun and impossibly cute.

  3. Jaci Arnone Jaci says:

    Thank you!
    I love the website, might just have to buy the cookbook too. Did you see the cute items in her bento store?
    I must make that Hello Kitty toaster mine!

  4. Alice says:

    My daughter tonight made the tuna nicoise salad. I bought her the book for Christmas. It just screamed her name!!!!
    It’s so adorable I can’t wait to try all the other recipes- especially the chai lamb muffins!

  5. calendar katy says:


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