Sorry for the recent lack of posts, but as soon as I came back from Paris last Tuesday
I had to start working on two new Summer courses, and still don't have the time to do much else.
Today's gallery is dedicated to one of the many great things I love about the Ville Lumière,
its delicious cakes and pastries.
Unsurprisingly, when I was a child this was one of my favorite illustrations in my favorite book...
tarte aux framboises, moelleux au chocolat, éclair au café, gateau au chocolat et noisettes,
créme brulée (etcetera), I already miss you!
John Dukes McKee, The Big Show, 1933
As a child I was also very fond of this book illustrated by Leonard Weisgard in 1951
Noelle Lavaivre, Pistache et Dame Tartine, 1959
Raymond de Lavererie, Histoire de Kiri et Kikou, 1959, and
Laurent de Brunhoff, Serafina la girafe, 1961, via Curio Books
Alain Gree, Il y a une petite abeille, via pour toujours...
Dahlov Ipcar, Hard Scrabble Harvest, 1976
unknown illustrator, thanks to carlomaria
Oksana Ignashchenko, 1985, thanks to polny_shkaf
Well, not everybody likes cake!