Natsuko Kuwahara, a Tokyo food stylist and former baker and pastry chef has created a delightfully quirky book, Bread and a Dog. The bread in the title is what she would bake each morning for breakfast and the dog in the title is Kipple, a rescue dog she adopted nine years ago. The small book contains 100 photographs of her breakfasts, beautifully crafted breakfasts that she shared through Twitter and Instagram. Kipple often crept into the frame and instead of banishing him and deleting those with him in them, Kuwahara decided to share those photos. (Don’t all of us with dogs know how our canine friends are very interested in everything that comes from the kitchen or that is consumed at the table.) Kibble soon developed a following and the result is this book. She also includes recipes for a number of her breakfast breads and muffins.
Kuwahara in an animal rescue advocate. She and her husband also have two rescue cats, Kuro and Kotetsu. This book would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves breakfast and dogs. And who doesn’t?