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Amazing Art of Fruit and Vegetable Carving Around the World

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Fruits and vegetables are source of vitamins and minerals and an important part of our food. The more colourful a food preparation is, it is appetizing as well, but there is another way of decorating the food, which is called 'fruit/vegetable carving'. T

Fruits and vegetables are source of vitamins and minerals and an important part of our food. The more colourful a food preparation is, it is appetizing as well, but there is another way of decorating the food, which is called 'fruit/vegetable carving'.

The purpose of fruit and vegetable carving is to make food more attractive, and more appetizing. It is called garnishing or may be as an art form or hobby.  Some people call it 'veggy art'.  This post reviews about this amazing art around the world offering useful links to the sites with ideas and pictures of fruit and vegetable carvings.

Food carving is a popular art form associated with cooking and decoration around the world. It has become a traditional feature of most of the restaurants, fast food shops and hotels around the world. Even at family gatherings, personal parties the decoration with fruits and vegetable is much appreciated and praised.

In some countries this hobby has been adopted from many years as a tradition. In Thailand and Japan food carving is considered part of the presentation of the meal. There is a long tradition of fruit carving in Thailand, especially in the preparation of food for the Royal Family. 

The art of carving foods is an also Eastern custom that has been adopted by creative food preparers around the world.The stunning designs that can be created makes the food the center of attention when you serve your guests.                                                          

The art of fruit and vegetable carving has its roots in the age of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906) and Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279). This exquisite craft has been slowly developed and refined over the years in China. These beautiful garnishes and fruit carvings were not only created for the Kaiser's feudal banquets but they were also popular among average people, who enjoyed beautiful artistic food presentations. Some of the more elaborate carvings can take hours to get just right, but practice makes it go faster and soon you'll find yourself designing your own patterns for watermelons, radishes, and any fruit or vegetable that can hold it's form when carved.

Watermelons, turnips, pineapples and many other fruits and vegetables can be carved and combined into either elegantly simple or very elaborate center pieces or accents for your picnic table or indoor party decorations.    

                                                                                                                                                                                      

Check this factoid to learn this amazing art: How to Learn the Amazing Art of Fruit and Vegetable Carvings?

Useful links and resources for more information:         

 'Creativity with Vegetables and Fruits'

* 'The art of thai fruit carving'

*'Art with fruits' at 'crooked brains'

* 'Amazing fruit and vegetable art'

* Incredible Fruit And Vegetable Art

* 'Vegetable carving-How to'

* 'The art chef'

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