Tomato Carving

Idea is to cut a continuous strip of skin from the tomato. It’s much like peeling an apple in a long curly strip but easier. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial:

How To Work on Tomato Carving

(1) From the top of the tomato, cut a semi-circle around the stem, about 2 cm away. 
(2) Slit it around the whole tomato- maintaining the same width. Remember not to cut too deep as you only want the skin of the tomato. 
(3) Cut all the way until the bottom of the tomato.
(4) Cut horizontally from the top to remove the outer strip of skin from the tomato. 


(5) Continue cutting all the way until the end.
(6) When you reach the bottom, cut the strip off from the tomato .
(7) You will have a long strip of tomato skin. 
(8) Roll it to form a rose.

It’s such a beautiful garnishing to a simple vegetable dish.






















Watermelon Roses

Watermelon Roses
1)   Take watermelon and cut in equally half. Get on half and leave the other   half behind.

2)   Cut a 1inch thick slice. Cut it vertically. This should be a long slice.

3)  Take the slice and cut it into 4 pieces. Make it as equal as possible. Think about cutting a
      pizza.

4)  Take one piece then cut out a square. Don't include the green part.



5)  Cut off the bottom 4 edges of the square.

6)  Cut small pieces off the 4 edges on top.

7)  Carve some "C" on the corners. Make it thin. You should make 3 "C".

8)  Carve some "V" around the center. Again, make it thin. You should make 2 "V".

9)  Carve a small "O" in the middle. Only one "O".

10) Smooth the edges for a better shape. You should now make a rose like shape. You can repeat the steps       until you get the desired amount...watch above video for better idea.

Vegetable and fruit Carving Competition - Guidelines

                        Fruit and Vegetable Carving Competition format & guideline
Participants are to carve, present and display within two hours, their finished product
following the declared theme. Artistic skill in carving will have great impact on scores.
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                                              SPECIFIC GUIDELINES
1. Participants are required to provide their own working tools, fruits and vegetables 
    to be used in the competition. No power tools allowed.
2. Watermelon, Papaya, Squash, Radish or Taro are the fruits and vegetable required
     to be used as the main materials for carving. (Small quantity/portion of other fruits
    and vegetables are  allowed but should not dominate the identified main materials
    for carving.
3. A concept for the “art” can be made. This may be a banquet or buffet centerpiece.
4. Space provided for entry set-up is 70 cm x 70 cm. Height limit is 70 cm.
5. No pre-slicing, carving or preparation of vegetables before the competition. No
     mark or drawings should be visible on the fruit and vegetables. Coordinators and
    judges will check  the materials before the start of competition. Any materials with
    marks or drawings will be taken out.
6. Accessories like wires, pins, Styrofoam, adhesive and toothpicks are not allowed.
7. Participants can use props, linens to enhance the total presentation of their entries;
    however, this will not be included in judging.
8. Participants will register with the Organizing Committee two (2) hours before the
    actual start of competition. Competitors who are late will be disqualified.
9. Time allotment for the competition is two hours. Going beyond the allotted time
     will mean  a penalty of one point per minute, which will be subtracted from the 
     total score.
10. Participants should not have any form of identification in their competition clothes
      or uniform.All utensils and other paraphernalia should not bear any logo or
      identification marks of the establishment represented.
11. Entries will be displayed until 4:00 p.m. on the competition day. Organizer may 
     dispose any  uncollected exhibits after 4:30 p.m. on that day.

GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSMENT
Degree of Difficulty 0 - 30 points
Artistic Achievement 0 - 20 points
Work Involved and Work Details 0 - 30 points
Originality 0 - 20 points

History of Fruit Carving ~ Birth of Vegetable and Fruit Caarving

The most popular theory of the history of vegetable carving is that it originates in Thailand. It started during the Loi Kratong festival in the 14th century. During Loi Kratong, rafts are individually decorated using many objects, including banana leaves and flowers.

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In the year 1364, one of King Phra Ruang’s servants, Nang Noppamart, had the desire to create a unique decoration for her raft. Nang carved a flower from a vegetable using a real flower as a pattern. She carved a bird as well and set it beside the flower. Using these carvings, she created a raft that stood out above the rest. King Phra Ruang was impressed by the grace and beauty of the carving and decreed that every woman should learn this new art.

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As the centuries passed, enthusiasm for this art waxed and waned. In 1808, King Rama II loved vegetable carving so much so that he wrote poetry about it. However, during the 1932 revolution in Thailand, appreciation for vegetable carving died down. In order to revive interest, it is taught from the age of 11 in primary schools through secondary school in Thailand. Optional courses are also offered in universities throughout Thailand

Thai carving Vegetable and Fruits

Thai Carving is specialized in carving fruits and vegetables following the traditional Thai method. Now a days you would usually find fruit and vegetable carvings gracing the restaurants of five star hotels or cruise ships and of course in Thai restaurants. Now you can have these beautiful fruit and vegetable carvings at your function, event or wedding. They are also ideal for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and hospital visits.

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Skilled carver will reproduce our fruit and vegetable carvings, shown in our galleries, freshly for you. If you need a base for the carvings you can buy many of them with a carefully selected piece of beautiful glassware - which you can keep. Each piece is a work of art. Only a limited number are available, so get your order in soon.

Thai carver use a wide range of fruits and vegetables in our carvings. Watermelons are a great favourite due to their size, and range of colours when carved. Whether you need carved watermelons or vegetables carved into birds or fish, we have what you need to make your occasion special. Browse our catalogue of fruit and vegetable carvings - we hope you find something you like. Keep coming back to see the latest designs.








fruit carving examples ~ banana carving

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Learn easily fruit carving skill

The art of carving fruit can be highly detailed when done by experts, simpler carvings can be used in daily production, such as those shown here, which can be completed in from 2 to 15 minutes.







Even though many carvings are made with just a paring knife, there are specific toolkits that contain from six pieces at the basic level to 87 cutting pieces used by expert carvers. Certain fruits, such as papayas, canary melons, watermelons and Chinese melons, lend themselves well to carving, but almost any fruit can be carved into something beautiful. Some of the more unusual fruits that work well are plums and rhubarb,


Fruit carving


 Fruit and vegetable carving, which is often a major component of a garde manger's skill set, is rarely taught in U.S. culinary schools; however, videos and seminars can be found on the Internet. although advanced skills take years and an innate artistic skill to master, simple techniques for daily production can be learned quickly and used to add the "wow" effect to a fruit display.



 With so many styles, techniques and skills displayed in fruit carving, it is yet another area of culinary arts that should be learned, and one that will help to elevate our profession to an even higher level.

Thai fruit carving lessons ~ History


The detailed techniques used in both fruit and vegetable carving came to the U.S. from Asia, where it has been practiced for more than a thousand years. 




The traditional styles come from China, Thailand and Japan. The Chinese style is perhaps the oldest, and is said to  have originated during the Tang Dynasty in the 6th century. In the traditional Chinese style, carvings are often three-dimensional and crowned with small animal figurines. 





In Thailand the art is called kai-sa-luk, and is said to have had its beginnings in The Royal Palace, Sukothai, about 700 years ago. Because it was once feared that this art would be lost, today it is taught in schools from the early grades through university. The other traditional style of carving, mukimono art, comes from Japan and is said to have been popular during the Edo period, 1600-1800. Classic mukimono carvings typically have clean, precise lines.
 

Orange Fruit Carving - Make it easy fruit carving

Orange Fruit Carving ~ Beautiful Fruit Carving Art 

Fruit and vegetable carvings are a great way to garnish a tray for a party or a special occasion.

How to learn fruit carving easily?
Fruit carving images is one of the way to learn
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Make beautiful flowers shape by using vegetable fruit carving art .
this is very nice art of vegetable and fruits carving.


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How to teach Vegetable fruit carving to your kids

Parents, Are You Leading the Way? Fruits, Vegetables, and Physical Activity Action Steps Parents Can Take at Home Keep a variety of ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables available. For example:

o Keep fresh fruit in a bowl on the counter. Choose items that are easy to grab and eat, such as apples, pears, plums, and grapes. o Keep easy-to-eat vegetables in the refrigerator to grab as snacks, such as cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, and multi-colored bell pepper strips. o Serve a fruit or vegetable with every meal and snack. You can put out a bowl of carrots and celery that kids can snack on while dinner is being prepared. o Bring home a new fruit or vegetable every once in a while. Learn how to prepare it, and encourage your kids to try it. Have your kids ever seen papaya, kiwifruit, baby bok choy, flavored sprouts, butternut squash, or broccolini?

            Learn and teach VEGETABLE FRUITS CARVING  



o Keep frozen fruits and vegetables and canned beans available as easy additions to dinner. It’s easy and tasty to add some frozen peas to a pasta dish or some kidney beans to a soup. Try to sit down for a meal with your children at least once a day. Research has shown that when kids eat on their own, they are less likely to eat healthy food, including fruits and vegetables. And mealtime is the perfect occasion to talk with your children about fruits and vegetables. You could ask, for example: o How many servings of fruits and vegetables have you eaten so far today?
o How many are in the current meal?
o What fruits and vegetables should we have tomorrow night? Include your kids in choosing fruits and vegetables, whether that means making the grocery list together or coming along to the store. For example:
o Ask your kids to select their favorite fruits and vegetables at the store. Put them in charge of making creative green salads or healthy fruit salads.
o Take your kids to a great farmer’s market or a beautiful supermarket produce section. Talk about the wide variety that’s available, and what you could do with different produce items. Take home a few new things and experiment together.
 o Have your kids help prepare fruits and vegetables for meals and snacks. Kids can help wash fresh fruits and vegetables, add them to recipes, or make salads. Understand the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, so that you’ll be able to help your kids understand why it’s so important to eat them. Visit www.5aday.gov. Be physically active. Staying active and eating healthy go hand-in-hand – it’s critical to do both in order to achieve better health.
o Children should get 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on 5 days of the week or more.
o Encourage kids to participate in activities that get them moving – like sports, dance, swimming, or outdoor games – instead of watching TV. o Make physical activity part of family time. Play a game outside, or take a bike ride together to a local park for a healthy, fruit-and-vegetable-filled picnic.

fruit carving bird ~ Swan carving art

We are trying to give few tips to make a swan out of a watermelon. Cut a big chunk from one end of the watermelon so that it can sit on a table. No more wobbling. Trace out the swan on a tracing paper then tape it onto the watermelon and trace it out. Use dark markers or the sharp tip of a knife to trace the design. Once the design is done, cut out the design right through the rind. Be careful while doing so as the beak and the wings should be intact. The beak especially being small may just fall off.

Hollow the eyes with a knife. Do not remove the unnecessary parts by taking them out all at one time. Draw out four parts and then slowly remove each part. It may take more time but it certainly brings out a better job. Trim the feathers of the swan slowly, so that they are not too thick and take care that they do not get too thin. Fill the empty melon with cut fruits. So it looks like a fruit dish.

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Carve fruits and vegetable easy to learn ~ Thai Carving Art

Be it for a social function or a wedding, fruit carvings are always placed on the table. They bring in beauty and decorate an otherwise placid dinner table. Swans are the popular carvings that one can see around. White in colour and soft feathers endears the onlooker bringing in a cool effect. No doubt fruit carvings of a swan are demanded the most. In fact sometimes they are even carved out of ice. Besides the swan there are many other fruit carving patterns like the rose: closed, open; orchids and various other flowers, doves, turtles, deer’s, human faces, dancing couples and a lot more. You can design as far as your imagination can go. There are no ends to this creative means. But before you let your creative prowess take over, take your first step of learning. It may be a tiresome and a lengthy process. You may have to throw off many artworks before you actually carve out that first design.


 It takes a lot of time and even more of patience. One wrong slit or a hurried push and your pattern can be rubbished, but i am sure you can do the best.



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