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Happy Hamster Paperback – August 25, 2010
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The recipes are by Mathijs van der Paauw (is there a better name for a pet owner?), who runs a moderately famous blog dedicated to the exploits of his hamster (or rather, sequential hamsters) Lucy. They include stuff like hamster spaghetti, hamster-sized vegetarian pizzas, apple sushi, little desserts, caesar salads, lasagna, microburgers, chicken soup, and even a special hamster Thanksgiving dinner.
And since hamsters are gourmands by nature, van der Paauw has fairly simple recipes for creating teeny-tiny meals -- for instance, he makes hamster tacos by carefully tracing out circles from a tortilla. Oh, and he uses fairly simple household tools to do so, such as the aforementioned tortillas being traced around a wineglass.
Additionally, van der Paauw gives detailed accounts of how to make the little foodstuffs. Each one is accompanied by a bunch of photographs of their preparation, so even little kids can make... well, some of them. Many include veggie-chopping, and he emphasizes the need to make sure the ingredients are hamster-safe.
And will these make the hamster happy? Well, each recipe is accompanied by a picture of the hamster viewing the finished product, usually with bright covetous eyes.
"Happy Hamster's" biggest recommendation comes from the cover picture. I mean, look at that face! This delightful, adorable little cookbook is a great way to add a little bliss to your hamster's life.
I myself don't have a hamster to cook for. I bought the book for the ideas behind the clever hamster-friendly foods and for the pictures of the hamsters chowing down on the same. The enjoyment that Mom and I have gotten has been worth the purchase price IMO.
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Great little hamster gourmet book. My daughter loves it and she's prepared some of the meals all by herself.Published 21 months ago by Soldier4life