[Sca-cooks] Fruit carving

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon Aug 11 07:15:28 PDT 2008

The September 2008 issue of Saveur magazine (number 113)
has a major article in it on watermelons.

Included in that article on pages 78-79 is a paragraph devoted to
the art of watermelon carving. Of interest to us in the SCA, is the
section that talks about the history of fruit carving.
"In Thailand, however, the elaborate carving of watermelon and other 
fruits and
vegetables is a long-standing and respected tradition that dates to the 
14th century, when
the art evolved in the court of King Phra Ruang. Chefs for Thai nobility 
royalty were expected to make food that was not only delicious but also 
even fantastical." page 78.

The issue is on newsstands now. It's the issue with the watermelon on 
the front.
Online one can find a demo of how to carve a watermelon


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