Monday, April 27, 2009

Zhang Cuts It Up!

Jimmy Zhang rocked our foodie world with his knife expertise at the Eclectix culinary carving demonstration on Sunday. The crowd was duly impressed as a carrot became flowers that fell from his fingers like magic. Not to mention the little bird, a pair of intricate butterflies, a white radish rose with their beet juice tinted petal tips. From a cantaloupe grew a multi-layered lily on it's own pad. For the grand finale, a flowering watermelon, with translucent layers from dark green, white/lime to deep red. Resounding applause ( as well as harmonious ooooh's and aaahhh's) followed Jimmy's every creation and a good, fun & learning time was had by all!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Culinary Creations of the Food Variety

Some more random artful food creations, this time leaning heavily on the fruit carvings. Maybe most of us only do pumpkins at Halloween but there is a wealth of other stuff out there! 
Credits follow: not necessarily in the right order ( when will Blogger put a caption option in?) 
Warhol's soup can, rabbit fruit carving by Ivan Cholakov, graceful birds from Carving Institute, teacup & saucer by Elisa Werbler, a bouquet of melon flowers by Floral Concept, toy & object sculpture- "Muddy Stream from a Mug, Hamberger" by Teppeo Kaneuji, melon mouth by an unknown, spider melon from, dragons by Italian, Paolo Pachetti (pictured with one of his creations) and first, but not last, an underwater extravaganza by Jimmy Zhang. Dig those seahorses!