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Play With Your Food
by: Joost Elffers

Binding: Hardcover
EAN: 9781556706301
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 1556706308
Item Dimensions: 112575875
Label: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 109
Publication Date: 1997-09
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Studio: Stewart Tabori & Chang

Editorial Review:

Product Description:
How many times have you picked up a fruit or vegetable and laughed at how much it resembles an animal or person? Play with Your Food shows you how to look at something ordinary and turn it into something magical. No special tools or techniques are needed, just you -- and your child's -- imagination. Review:
You can play with your food. In fact, you should. All the details are in Joost Elffert's remarkable Play with Your Food, which introduces readers to a new way of seeing the food they eat, then shows them how to transform that food into creatures of extraordinary personality.

Put a navel orange on its side, pip facing you. See anything yet? What do the folds suggest? Carve ovals and insert beans and sliced almonds--voila, two eyes. Cut ears from the sides of the orange and pull them forward. Now you have it--a cat's face of amazing and endearing character. But that's only the beginning. Learn to make artichoke-leaf aphids, bok choy buffalos, okra grasshoppers, green-pepper camels, and pear mice--just a few of the 75 ingenious projects.

Consisting primarily of color photos of the creatures, first in portraiture and then in step-by-step "recipes" for their creation, Play with Your Food teaches readers above all to see. In addition to limning techniques, the minimal text provides a short look at manmade and natural imagery that suggests or embodies the possibilities of metamorphosis. Then it's on to the creatures themselves and the fun of constructing them. Anyone who enjoys play and the magic of transformation will want Joost's book--and having seen it, will never look at eatables in the same way again. --Arthur Boehm

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