French novelist and art historian Romain Rolland once told the world that it is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails. Artists, photographers, sculptors, crafters do exactly that as they capture not only the sun’s image but its spirit of warmth, hope and birth with their creations of paint, clay, yarn, glass, whatever medium they can find.
Others, as the French Chef, Julia Child, tells us, get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music. Cooking, says author and restaurant critic Craig Claiborne, “is at once child’s play and adult joy.”
Feel like cooking up some sunshine? Begin with this recipe for a quick but delicious Sunny’s Sunshine Cake from cookbook author and television food show star, Paula Deen. The cake itself is a winner. The Orange Butter Crème Frosting will take the joy of sunshine to a new level!
What is the recipe for your favorite dish of sunshine?