Food as Art – Sculptures from the Fruit & Veggie Realm

Music – “Carving Pumpkins” from Wee Sing for Halloween by Wee Sing. Released: 2011


It is no secret among foodies, chefs and culinary gastronomics that we eat with the eyes first. (see my previous posts: Eating First with the Eyes (Oct. 27, 2013) and Eating with the Eyes and “Colour Conditioning” (Mar. 9, 2015) There is a reason that edifices offering higher education refer to their food related programs as “Culinary Arts“.

There is art everywhere one looks:  the common pumpkin has of late, been transformed into incredible caricatures;  watermelons have long been fashioned into ships, baskets and the like;  even the lowly banana takes its place among the carving arts.

Please enjoy the slide show of the artistic endeavours I found, glorifying food in sculpture. I confess that a few are so intricate and complex, I find myself a tad suspicious that they are not just the product of a master manipulator with Adobe Photoshop (i.e. see the strawberry), but then, I am a born sceptic.  I never believed the folk legend about someone inscribing the entire Bible on a grain of rice.

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Cookbook lover and collector with a burgeoning collection of cookbooks. Reading and researching food trends, history of cooking techniques and technological advances in cooking, what we eat and why and cookbooks as reflectors of cultures is a fascination for me. As of November 7th, 2013, I hold the current Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of cookbooks: 2,970 at the official count on July 14th, 2013 (applaud now, thank you very much!) The current (unofficial) number is now 6,500. What next? More shelves?
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