Playing With Food
Mothers keep telling their children not to play with their food. The reason is probably because mothers tend to eat a child's leftovers (been there, done that). Some children never grow out of this habit!
Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann authored a series of children's books on food art beginning with Playing With Your Food. See a collection of Freymann's wonderful creations at Funny Stuff.
In Asia, watermelon carvings are used for weddings and other special events the way ice sculture is used in the west. Japanese food artist Takashi Itoh is a master of watermelon carving. You can see a gallery his works at
Watermelon Special Fruitcarving
Italian fruit sculptor Paolo Pachetti has
outlining the fruits he used to create them, as well as instructional books and videos for sale.
Famous faces were constructed from fries and pizza ingredients to celebrate British National Chip Week 2007. This is an image of soccer player Wayne Rooney. See
recently issued a chllenge for her viewers to make food cuter by adding googly eyes. The submissions are posted at
is an artist, teacher, and math geek. He decribes himself as "neither a professor of gastronomy nor paleontology, but I like cookies." His website features instructions for creating
Not that you'd want to encourage such a thing, but a German Burger King placemat has instructions for how to
build a throne from your french
and ketchup! I wonder how many "second orders" were sold because of this?
The Museum of Food Anomalies has food that looks like other things naturally with no human intervention. This photo is labeled "the saddest pickled egg on record." What's even sadder is that it was eaten soon after the photo was taken.