‘Best Children’s Cookbook in UK’
2011 World Gourmand Awards.
Funky Lunch started out from a very simple place – the desire of a loving father to turn an ordinary lunchtime sandwich into something a bit different in order to encourage his children to eat a varied and healthy lunch. Its creator, Mark Northeast, thought it would be fun to post a few pics on the web and start a blog. But then he got spotted by the PR for the Metro group of newspapers and then the Daily Mail, and then the rest of the world’s press and then came an appearance on ITV’s This Morning and then commissions for BBC’s Children in Need and even an appearance on the iconic and legendary children’s programme Blue Peter. Every parent knows how stressful meal times can be. Young minds need inspiring and this is exactly what Funky Lunch sets out to do. The book features many of the very best Funky Lunch sandwich ideas, from simple farmyard creatures and cucumber crocodiles to favourite characters from the world of children’s TV, as well as some fun and creative interactive spreads to help get the little ones involved in choosing and making their own lunch.
Mark Northeast, father of two, set up his Funky Lunch website at the beginning of 2009, completely unaware that it would become a worldwide media sensation. After a year of global news coverage, tireless self-promotion and interviews, Mark has sandwiched his favourite creations into this first book, one of the big events in children’s food publishing of 2010.
‘Could be the answer for fretful parents everywhere.’