Koala Jo Publishing

Culinary Wonders for Beginners and the Most Blasé of Epicureans

Spirited animal shape recipes are guaranteed to pique the talk of any party

San Mateo, CA, May 08, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Koala Jo Publishing today announced release of its new title, Klassic Koalas: Vegetarian Delights Too Cute To Eat. From cupcakes to chocolates, cookies to tea sandwiches, the delectable recipes in this book now let you add everyone's favorite marsupial to any social event—from children's parties (think koala cookies, pancakes, or birthday cake) to grown-up gatherings (everything from pizza and bean dip to hors d’oeuvres and even pasta salad.)

If you’re stumped for a party treat, there’s plenty to choose from. Try Koala Forest Pizzas, winsome delights that use black olives for noses and scallion rounds for ears. No time to cook? Try Koala-ty Bean Dip, a layered treat of guacamole, sour cream, refried beans, and cheese made in a teddy bear pan and embellished with olives, bay leaves, and tomatoes.

If you’re longing for sweets, try Chokoala-ty Desserts, Delectable Collectible (made with marzipan in the shape of a koala), or the Van Gogh-licious Cake. To keep kids occupied, let them decorate Koala Face Cookies, or make Mushrooms on Brooms. A sleepover menu will get a definite lift from Koala Face Sandwiches and breakfast with Koala Pancakes.

Imaginative and tasty, these concoctions include many easy enough to entice the timid, and a few that will challenge the artistry of anyone who likes to experiment in the kitchen. Clear instructions and recipes are accompanied by color photographs showing just how appetizing and appealing these visual feasts are. Included are tips for creating many other animal shapes, such as that of a dog, cat, monkey, and bear. There’s also a list of resources in the back where ambitious readers can find the specialty items used in preparation of a few of the recipes.

You and your family will have fun creating these winsome treats. Of course, you may find some truly Too Cute to Eat!

About the Author:
Joanne Ehrich lives in San Mateo, California, USA, where she works as a graphic designer, with emphasis on print-, Web-, and user-interface design, and as an illustrator. She has attended photography trade school and holds a University degree in printmaking. Joanne has created numerous etchings, lithographs, and monotype prints, as well as paintings of animals and landscapes. She is also the author, editor, and designer of critically acclaimed Koalas: Moving Portraits of Serenity.

Order Information: Klassic Koalas: Vegetarian Delights Too Cute To Eat, by Joanne Ehrich; ISBN: 978-0-9764698-2-7; softcover, 64 Pages; 62 photographs; Category: Recipes/Vegetarian; May 07, 2007; $34.99 USD; Koala Jo Publishing, San Mateo, CA; Distributed to the trade by Brodart, Baker & Taylor, Blackwells, and S&B Books wholesalers. For international and online orders please visit www.koalajo.com/.

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