Maira Kalman is an illustrator, an author, and a designer. She is the author of And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Principles of Uncertainty. She is the illustrator of Michael Pollan's Food Rules and the bestselling edition of William Strunk and E. B. White's The Elements of Style. Kalman's work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan. Barbara Scott-Goodman is an author, a food writer, and a designer. She is the author of The Beach House Cookbook, Wine Bites, and Brooklyn Bar Bites. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
"This small, stunningly designed book of less than 100 pages is a work of art, and its minimal prose reads like poetry . . . The prose is accompanied by Ms. Kalman's beautifully expressive paintings--work she deems naive, cartoony and humorous, but which is also mysterious, subtle and wise. There is always cake, the eating of cake and gathering around cake. There is love and loss, heartbreak, celebration, poignant and hilarious times--always with cake. One might assume that the recipes are mere props in such a book. But Ms. Scott-Goodman is an accomplished cookbook writer, and her 17 simple, festive and pretty cakes make an elegantly curated collection of recipes that anyone might like to have in a little cookbook." -- Wall Street Journal
"The joyful illustrations and homey recipes beautifully celebrate the comfort of cake." -- Publishers Weekly