Yesterday I participated in a little friendly fruit carving competition and won 2nd prize. I thought you might like to see my arrangement. I hope it gives you some ideas for your own arrangements.
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Other than the standard blue,yellow,red and green food coloring found in grocery stores I have not been able to locate food coloring that gives a pastel shade to carvings. I suppose I could mix red and blue and try to come up with an acceptable shade of purple but was wondering if oriental/asian stores handle […]
If you want to make carvings that don’t get eaten….or that won’t eventually spoil, you can make soap carvings. Using the same techniques and carving knives that are used to carve fruits, you can make beautiful carvings in soap. Take a look at these photos.
A group of us carved fruits and vegetables to make a lovely display table at a Songkran Festival which celebrates the Thai Traditional New Year and is also known as the Water Festival. I thought that you might enjoy these photos. They may give you some inspiration and ideas for carvings of your own.
I’m Nita Gill and I’d like to send you one of my vegetable and fruit carving lesson right now, for free. No purchase necessary. No strings attached. I think you’ll love it. You may be surprised at how simple it can be to make a carved vegetable centerpiece that you will be proud of and […]
Do you have a lemon, tangerine or orange tree with plentiful fruit? Here’s something fun you can do with them to make your next meal prettier. I was recently given a whole bunch of fresh lemons and tangerines which prompted me to make this quick video showing you an easy way to make roses with […]
I thought you might enjoy seeing the step-by-step watermelon carving of Chef Francisco Vita of Brazil. He does beautiful work, doesn’t he.
Here is one way that of my customers has improvised with beautiful results. In my Hearts and Roses video lessons, I show how to make swans from apples. One of my customers, Al Kitchen in Arizona, used the same design concept to create a beautiful swans from honeydew melon.
Remember the old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention”? I think it applies to fruit and vegetable carving. There will be plenty of times that you are in the middle of preparing a carving and realize that you don’t have all the ingredients that you need. Or, you may want to create a carving […]
People who have yet to be introduced to Fruit Carving may wonder, why carve fruit? Who the heck has time to do that? Many culinary professionals know the value of the WOW factor that fruit carving gives to their clients’ banquets and events. Although many Americans are only familiar with fruit carving as done with […]