Présentation de l'éditeur
"Fruit and Vegetable Carving: Food Craft at Your Fingertips" is a treasure trove of unusual ideas for vegetable garnishes, with step-by-step instructions on how to make them. Within the shape of a cucumber the author visualizes a boat, a bird or a lily and shows you how to reveal that shape. All you need is a small, sharp knife - no fancy equipment is required.Let's Have a Party offers recipes presented with a flair - a Peacock, crafted from carrots and spring onions, flaunts the Pinwheel Sandwiches in his tail - a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.In Vegetable Sculpture onions are reborn as Chrysanthemums; Swans fly out of radishes and Goldfish emerge from carrots. There are Coconut Palms and Carts - but most of all, there is inspiration to let your own imagination take over.Table Celebrations transform your table with lively tableaux - an apple-red Santa sits on a Reindeer-drawn pumpkin Sleigh for Christmas, waving to a jolly turnip Snowman...Snow White in a cabbage leaf skirt, with her loyal Seven Dwarfs, gather in front of their charming cucumber Cottage...Chinatown introduces the elegant Corn Doll who is Entertained by three Musicians with a banjo, trumpet and drum, near a Pagoda that is Intricately sculpted from a single carrot. Create a stamp of distinction, an aura of excitement, a mood of mellowness...Strike magic on your table and turn your next party into an unforgettable event.
Biographie de l'auteur
Marie Elsa Lobo has a unique gift: she is a sculptor, but her medium is not marble or bronze. She creates food garnishes by carving vegetables into flowers, birds, animals and figures. For over two decades Marie Elsa has shared her art appearing in TV Shows and Food Festivals not only in India but also on her extensive travels abroad. She has given interviews and demonstrations for India's National Television Network (Doordarshan), the International Food Festival in Singapore, and the Gown Convention in Toronto, Canada. The Manila Chronicle interviewed her in the Philippines, and The Eagle Beacon in Wichita, Kansas, USA. Numerous popular magazines and newspapers in India have written about her: Savvy, Femina, Eve's Weekly, Fitness, Sunday Free Press Journal, Mid-Day, The Indian Post and The Indian Express. Her clientele in Mumbai, India, includes the American Ladies' Association, Nirmala Niketan, the Lions' Clubs, Ikebana International and many of the large industrial house