1st December 2010 - 31st December 2010
simply.food would like to introduce bloggers to the wonderful world of decorative food art. Fruit and vegetable carving is facinating and by just using a few basic simple techniques you can transform a plain fruit or vegetable into a show piece.Carving does not have to be super intricate nor does it require any major specialist tools. It just needs little creativity and a little inspiration.
This event is all about awakening our creativity.Using any fruit or vegetable you can make simple garnishes, salads, make pictures, carve leaves, flowers, cut pretty fruit and veg shapes, carve baskets or animals in fact any type of carving or garnish will be accepted for the event entry.
A plate of food that is colourful and pleasing to the eye can often encourage the fussiest eater to sample it especially children.
Here are some simple ideas of creations.
You can use cookie cutters, knives, fancy garnish cutters, graters any tool to help you create your piece of art.You may send entries where you have used your garnish or carving on a cooked dish but remember the main emphasis should be to show the carving /creation.
1.Using fruit or vegetable show a garnish or carving you have created . You can post instructions on how to create your garnish / carving although it is not compulsary. If you use an on line source or video to help you , please do not forget to link the source due to copyright reasons and of course to give full credit to the owner.
2. Post your entry on your blog ,
3. Multiple entries allowed.
4. Non bloggers can participate by emailing their details.
5. You must link this post to your entry post, use of logo is mandatory as it helps to spread the word of the event.
6. Send your completed entries here or to email@example.com
Please Include these details:
Your post name-
Your post URL-
Image no larger than 300 pixels
To help you get started here are a few simple carving /garnishing videos that will give you some ideas on where to start.You can of course use your own imagination and creativity.
Some very basic step by step carving vidoes for beginners
Simple FlowerApple leaf
Carrot Flower 1
Carrot Flower 2
A simple swan basket part 1
A simple awan basket part 2
A simple swam basket part 3
A simple swam basket part 4
Orange basket part 1
Orange basket part 2
Orange Basket part 3
This is going to be an on going monthly event commencing on the 1st of each calender month so if you would like to guest host it please email me with your request for the month you would like to host it.
If you are in UK you can purchase the knife here:
Some useful tools and books click on the images to purchase them: