Every now and then something comes along and it's shocking that no one had already come up with this idea! Alice Eats: The Wonderland Cookbook falls into this category. That's right, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (or Alice in Wonderland) is now in illustrated cookbook form!


Cakes labelled “Eat Me”, tea-time treats from a Mad Hatter’s party, and a plate of tarts stolen from a queen have all been brought to life by authors Pierre A. Lamielle and Julie Van Rosendaal. Their new book, Alice Eats, includes the full text of the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, as well as recipes, photographs and new, full-colour illustrations that are as quirky as the story itself.

This book is perfectly suited for a child who just likes to look at pretty pictures, anyone who loves to cook and everyone else who just wants to reminiscence from their childhood. It's really a perfect gift for anyone and just in time for the holidays!

Photo by Julie Van Rosendaal, from Alice Eats (Whitecap Books)
Photo by Julie Van Rosendaal, from Alice Eats (Whitecap Books)

Alice Eats will delight, entertain, and inspire. The assortment of inventive recipes in this book, all inspired by characters and events from the original story, include such imaginative and enticing dishes as:

  • Alice’s Homemade Crumpets with Bittersweet Marmalade
  • Caterpillar’s Double-Stuffed Mushroom Caps with Two Filling Flavours
  • Cheshire Cat’s Grinny Grainy Mustard Rarebit
  • Mock Turtle’s Mock Turtle Soup
  • The Queen of Hearts’ Jam Tarts

The authors don't need much of an introduction, but here it is along with their recent appearance on Breakfast Television in Vancouver.

Illustration by Pierre A. Lamielle, from Alice Eats (Whitecap Books)
Illustration by Pierre A. Lamielle, from Alice Eats (Whitecap Books)

Pierre A. Lamielle is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and of the graphic design and illustration program at Capilano College. A unique blend of foodie and artist, chef and illustrator, Pierre won a World Gourmand Award for Best Illustrations in a Food Book for his first cookbook, Kitchen Scraps.

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the food correspondent for the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One, co-host of Viva TV’s It’s Just Food, the food editor of Parents Canada magazine, an award-winning food blogger, and a bestselling author.


Now here comes even more excitement. The kind folks at Whitecap Books have offered two (2) copies of Alice Eats for a giveaway! Just leave a comment below and you'll be entered to win your very own copy of Alice Eats! The giveaway will close on Sunday, November 24th at 6pm PST and is only open to Canadian residents. The winners will be announced in the FBC News on Monday, November 25th.

Alice Eats is available at Amazon and it's really a perfect book for everyone!

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Laura Grace

I have been eyeing this book for so long! It looks so fun and I can imagine my friend and I making a ton of the goodies in there. Would love to win, thanks for the opportunity!


Looks like an inspiring cookbook that would delight on many levels 😀

Lesli Christianson-Kellow

I like Julie and Pierre’s individual styles – I’m excited that they joined forces on this project!


I bet this book is hilarious. I love Pierre’s style of illustration and Julie has a great sense of humour!


Anything Julie touches is golden, and this book is no exception. I would love to bake up some of the recipes with my little nieces!


I love the sound of this cookbook. I love making movie themed food and it would be perfect to eat while watching Once Upon a Time in Wonderland!

Anne Taylor

I would love to share and cook from this book with my grandchildren! Thanks for the opportunity!


This book sounds awesome. It would be a great addition to my daughter’s Alice in Wonderland collection.


I am just home from Christmas in November held at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge every year (which would be an INCREDIBLE location for a Canadian Food Blogging Conference, too!) and my cheeks still hurt after watching Julie and Pierre’s presentation! Not because I sat so long, but because they are soooooo funny. So so so funny. I would LOVE the book!


I’m a huge fan of Julie’s recipes and would love to add this beautiful cookbook to my collection!


Would love to add this to my bookshelf. I love the cover and the blogger!

ameirah t

this book looks amazing, my lil’ girl would love, just awesome, thnx


i don’t know about that mock turtle soup recipe, but i look forward to any of the sweet treat recipes inspired by Alice!

Cheri Stringle

What a wonderful book to be able to have. I can just picture a mother and daughter sitting together in a big chair reading through the book and planning goodies to make. A real memory making heirloom to pass down.

Christine Schultz

As a collector of cookbooks I’d love to be able to add this to my collection.

movita beaucoup

My colleagues and I are mounting a full length ballet version of Alice in February. Obviously, this book would be of great assistance when trying to fill the bellies of hungry dancers backstage…

Melanie Deland

I love Julie’s work and I love Alice in Wonderland – I still have the original copy I was given as a birthday present MANY moons ago – the combination of the two is bound to be extraordinary


Looks like this would make a lovely whimsical addition to my cookbook collection!


What a great idea combining literature and cooking, two of my favourite things. Would be fun to make the recipes and have a tea party.

Debbie Laval

After taking in Tea time at the Palliser, my granddaughter would love to have our own special tea party at home. This book would leave her grinning like a Cheshire Cat!

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