If you want to bring your creative fruits and veggie art to the next level, get inspired by this amazing carved food art from the best kitchen artists worldwide. Making it your mission to feed your child with the daily recommended servings of fruit and veg is often exactly this – a mission! In fact, you know it very well from your own experience. It’s one thing to serve your kid a bunch of tomato slices as a side. And a wholly different affair to present a plate with a garnish of tomato roses or a bunny carved into a carrot. Making their breakfast smile is worth it.
A Little Bit of Background
Fruit and veggie carving is a very common, centuries-old technique for garnishing. Historically originating from 13th-century Ancient China, 14th-century Siam (today, Thailand) along with banana stalk carving, or 15th-century Japan (known as mukimono), the techniques were picked up by European restaurateurs in mid 20th century. Nowadays, edible arrangements are an art form in their own right and the resultant wow factor certainly exceeds the labor investment.
At home, you can start with something simple and easy, i.e. bananas and apples. They are both cheap, small and easy to fairly easy to work on. Also, there are plenty of easy food carving tutorials on YouTube that will help you make your child’s breakfast plate or lunchbox extra fun and attractive. For the simplest creations, you don’t even need a special set of tools and knives. Often, you can start with what you already have in your kitchen – standard paring and grapefruit knives. Alternatively, there are also classes at local studios and abroad. For instance, if you’re on a family vacation in Thailand, you’ll find plenty of traditional fruit carving classes on offer.
A New Realm of Edible Creations
When it comes to the greatest food carving artists, however, there is a whole new realm of edible creations to explore. From large-scale edible flower and animal sculptures to beautiful intricate patterns and traditional motifs carved on giant pumpkins and watermelons. Or, tiny peanut sculptures and floral patterns, you name it! These intricate carvings are usually created within just minutes, since the quick oxidization of the fruit or veggie starts to discolor the artwork soon after the peel has been removed. Check out these stunning fruit and veggie creations below from top artists and studios and get inspired!
5Honey Melon Florals
7Broccoli Sacred Geometry
8Carved Apple Geometry
16A Garden of Edible Plant Sculptures
17Cantaloupe Mermaid Scenes
21Dragon in Progress
31Carved Apple Roses
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