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Clown watermelon carving for Purim

Happy Purim

I stumbled across this watermelon carving photo that was created for Purim. It was sent to me by one of my students several years ago. I’ve since lost the info about who created this cute clown carving. It got me wondering about the meaning of the annual Jewish holiday of Purim. So I looked it […]

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Christmas vegetable candle arrangement

How to Make a Vegetable Candle Arrangement

Here’s a short 1 minute video showing how to make a pretty vegetable candle arrangement. These can serve as a beautiful display on their own or as a centerpiece for a vegetable tray. This idea is great for entertaining during the holidays. Depending on the colors and the arrangement, you can use vegetable candles for Christmas or Hanukkah. […]

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Cheese Carving – Success on first try

We enjoy all forms of food art, including cheese carving. Ric Testani, a student of many of my fruit and vegetable carving lessons, recently shared a few photos of his first attempt at cheese carving. He used cheddar and provolone cheese to create a Bat Mitzvah-themed carving for his boss’ niece. I knew we had a large […]

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Fruit carvings for special events

Stunning Fruit Carvings for Special Events

Fruit carvings for special events are a creative way of kicking the festivities up a notch and impressing your guests. My student, Tzipy Cohen, sent me her incredible fruit carvings photos. Tzipy, who lives in Israel had catering and food decorating prior to joining my lessons. She wanted to expand her fruit carving repertoire by […]

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Festive Holiday Food Garnishes

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. Whatever your culture or religion, so many of us are celebrating holidays during December. We’re decorating, gathering with friends and family, giving gifts, preparing meals and entertaining. Here are a few ideas for festive food garnishes and edible centerpieces during December. Some of these ideas can be used year […]

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