Bill & Claire Wurtzel

Authors, 'Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts'

Bill Wurtzel has made healthy, artistic and hilarious breakfasts for over 50 years… just to amuse his wife Claire.

Although he’s not a cook, Bill makes any food look visually appealing. With his skills as an artist and jazz musician, Bill can improvise the food designs spontaneously with any ingredients on hand.
Claire has been a “Weight Watcher” for many years and Bill is very supportive. He measures the ingredients of whatever crazy dish he’s preparing so Claire can calculate the points.

With their book, “Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts," Claire and Bill aspire to make it fun for parents and children to learn about healthy eating. They also conduct Funny Food Workshops in schools. All who attend are encouraged to play with, and then eat their healthy food.

They would like to have their Funny Food School Workshops integrated into a larger initiative to sustain the learning.

BILL WURTZEL was an award-winning advertising creative director. Today he’s a renowned jazz guitarist performing worldwide. He has played with many jazz legends including 12 years with the Count Basie Countsmen. Performance schedule at Bill also plays with food and currently has 1500+ images looking for a home.

CLAIRE WURTZEL has been an educator for over 40 years helping teachers understand students with learning and/or behavior challenges. Claire is currently teaching at the American Museum of Natural History. Claire was on the faculty of Bank Street Graduate School, where she taught and chaired the Department of Special Education. Claire also works with educators, parents and museum educators both nationally and internationally.

Claire and Bill have 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and live in New York City.