Yummyfun Kooking

Additional Images
Sub Categories
Image Description

Illustration of Yummy Clare wearing a red dress, her hands are spread out and the name of her show arches overhead in rainbow colors. The background is sky blue and dotted with clouds.

Back Style
The Shape
Year / Decade Made
Additional Information

The Yummyfun Kooking Series was a 2008 cooking show for kids hosted by Clare Crespo, or "Yummy Clare," with her entourage of both puppet and human co-stars. Most notably, John C. Reilly played a recurring role as Yummy Clare's neighbor, a sea captain. Along with three full length episodes and 13 mini-episodes of the series, viewers could sign their kids up for the Yummyfun Kooking Club which included cooking supplies, recipes, and a letter from Yummy Clare in the mail every month. In 2013, Crespo's Yummyfun promotions dwindled and she shifted her focus over to physical art mediums such as pottery and illustration. In 1993, well before the beginning of Yummfun, Crespo played bass for indie musician Beck on some of his early, unreleased work.


Crespo, C. (n.d.). About. Clare Crespo Fantasist. Retrieved June 17, 2022, from https://www.clarecrespo.com/about

Davidow, A. (2008, July 14). Clare Crespo reveals a magical kitchen in her DVD series, “Yummyfun Kooking.” Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 17, 2022, from https://www.latimes.com/style/la-hm-crespo19-2008jun19-story.html

Paper Culture. (2017, July 1). What Inspired Me This Week: Yummyfun Kooking! Retrieved June 17, 2022, from https://blog.paperculture.com/what-inspired-me-this-week-yummyfun-kooki…;

Crespo, C. [Clare Crespo]. (2013, December 6). #yummyfun for sale at the oaks bazaar in Hollywood! [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/ClareCrespo/status/409097358618542080 

Crespo, C. [clarecrespo]. (2022, May 16).  White Lined Sphinx Moth with Moon Flower One of the candelabras I made with @heatherlevineceramics. You know, you know, a  [Instagram post]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdn-_0irVzL/ 

Crespo, C. [clarecrespo]. (2022a, March 8). The milky month of March drawing from my 2022 calendar. Hurray Today!  [Instagram post]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca2cLdiJkce/

TheFutureHeart. (2021, July 23). Beck 1993 Unheard Cassette Album, Rare Film And Unreleased 2010 Songs Surface Online. The Future Heart. Retrieved June 17, 2022, from https://thefutureheart.com/2017/02/21/beck-unreleased-rare-unheard-bogu…;

Catalog ID EN0603