I came across an original and clever food art idea that was showcased at the Sydney International Food Festival in Australia. To celebrate and promote the city of Sydney as a global dining destination, an advertising agency in Australia called WHYBIN\TBWA came up with the eye catching food art concept of arranging the traditional foods of different countries into national flags.
Feast your eyes on these clever food art flags from the Sydney Food Festival – a feast for the eyes, the taste buds, all with a healthy dose of patriotism!
Food Art National Flags Featured at the Sydney Food Festival in Australia
Check out these fantastic food art flags. See if you can find your country in the photos!
Did you find your country’s national food art flag and did you agree with the artist’s interpretation? If not, how would you create your own national food art flag?
A Peek into Food Art Around the World
It’s always so fascinating to see how people around the world create food art and I am always amazed at how food art concepts just keep getting more intricate and impressive. Have you ever wondered how these artists even come with their ideas?
For example, in France, sculptor Christel Assante’s food art medium involves delicate quail and goose egg shells. Each design is customized and takes 3-4 days to complete.
- Egg shell art by French sculptor Christel Assante
The Amazing Food Art of Vegetable and Fruit Carving
Vegetable and fruit carving has long been recognized as a highly respected food art form in Asia. I once read that fruit carving in Thailand originated over 700 years ago. During the preparation for a major festival, one of the King’s servants wanted to come up with a way to make the event more pleasing for the King. So she decided to carve a flower pattern and bird into fruits being served at the banquet. The rest is history!
Vegetable and fruit carving is a beautiful food art that is now seen in all parts of the world on cruise ships, in hotels, at weddings and many special events. You can easily learn to create beautiful food art with vegetable and fruit carving to impress your friends, family and clients! Check out my free lesson on how to make an easy radish bouquet for a lovely dining table centerpiece.
Once you get “ooohs” and “aahhhs” you will be hooked! If you want to learn more advanced techniques, feel free to check out my online shop for a large selection of DVD lessons on how to make fruit arrangements, fruit bouquets,watermelon roses and much, much more!
I hope you enjoyed our food art World tour. I am certainly inspired and I hope you are too! Food is something we experience everyday so we might as well get playful with it. So whether you’re a home cook or professional chef, give food art a try and have fun!