Monday, March 16, 2009

Garnishing tip and techniques for food: Marvel with vegetables, carve a carrot

A beautifully crafted dish can flirt with your senses to create an emotional response that is both captivating and romantic.

Welcome to Post two of Food Fanatic's weekly showcase on ideas for decorating food, presentation techniques, and tips for garnishing.

Today, we are featuring SitaKiran from the SpicyLovers fame. From Australia, SitaKiran sends over her carrot marvel. SitaKiran, on request, put together a step by step procedure for creating florets from a carrot for this post. Thanks, SitaKiran! I am totally fascinated with the look of this juice - so inviting!

Carving vegetables dates back to AD 618-910 (1000 years ago) and originates in Asia. Food lovers from around the world till date express their admiration for beautifully crafted dishes, and there is on going acknowledgement of the aesthetic sense and the pleasure, the creativity of a food carver can bring to the table.

Unfortunately, many people such as myself are still unfamiliar on how to use a knife to do wonders with a vegetable. So, join me in going through a carrot floret carving session?

We have a lot more coming up. Stay tuned for many more garnishing tips and techniques! As a part of this weekly series, we present an exciting and new garnishing style from fellow foodies around the globe.

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Meenal Mehta said...

fantastic :)I love these flowers ..HAVE to try them .

Anonymous said...

wowwwww beautiful carrot flowers

Trupti said...

lovely tip. flower looks very beautiful.

A_and_N said...

That is some talent....and patience :)

Saritha said...

very creative

Unknown said...

I'm impressed at those lovely carrot flowers and hearts..I have to try them soon..

Sia said...

fantastic! My mom is quite good with vegetable carving. ur post is really inspiring for me to get few lessions from her :)

Andhra Flavors said...
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Andhra Flavors said...

please, once check your mail.

MizzJ said...

I'm not sure how often I would use this since I usually just cook for myself, but what a cool skill to cultivate!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

Hey Meenal, I tried them too- You really need a sharp knife for these and be careful!

Sagari, thanks!

Trupti, you are welcome :)

A_and_N, I second that!!

Varunavi, Sure is :) and I love hosting this event.

Sia, are you going to make your blog like cherry on a cake by learning garnishing from your mom? Your food pictures already kick ass!

Madhumati, how did they turn out? Do let me know.

MizzJ, you said it :D

Andhra Flavours, I replied to your email.

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