The Moomins Cookbook


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Sami Malila, Tove Jansson


You’ll find all the secrets to the tasty dishes prepared by the unflappable Moominmamma. There are dishes for every occasion from potatoes au gratin for hungry Moomins to Snufkin’s picnic pot. Illustrated with Tove Jansson’s drawings and packed with friendly Moominisms, this culinary adventure includes over 150 different forest recipes for drinks and dishes – salads, soups, picnics, suppers, cakes and desserts. Bon appétit!

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Weight 630 g
Dimensions 22.3 x 22.2 cm
Publisher name Self Made Hero
Publication date 14 September 2010
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.3 x 22.2 cm
Weight 630 g

Samy lives on an island archipelago on Finland's southern seaboard. He is foodie, a Swedish speaker and an outdoors expert, spending most of the long summer nights, sleeping beneath the stars. // The legendary creator of The Moomins, Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001), was born in 1914 in Helingsfors, Finland. Her mother was a charicaturist and the designer of many of Finland's stamps, and her father was a sculptor. Tove studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France and later worked as a book illustrator, a designer and strip cartoonist, as well as being involved in theatre décor and making frescoes in public places. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, to tease her little brother by drawing the ugliest creature she could think of. Moomin developed a nicer snout and character and in 1939 he became a character in a children's story. The Finn Family Moomingtroll has been a hugely successful book, translated into many languages - many other Moomin stories followed.
In 1966 Tove Jansson was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal - an international award for the best children's book of the year.