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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chef Ray L Duey (aka Chef Garnish)


  
Continuing on my work to promote and salute the work of art of great Vegetable and Fruit Carving Artists on my blog, today I have the privilege of showcasing the work of another great Artist, Vegetable and Fruit Carving Instructor Par Excellence, and Certified executive chef and member of ACF California Capital Chefs Association to name the least! 

Chef Ray L Duey, a certified executive chef and member of ACF California Capital Chefs Association, has spent the last two decades developing his skill and creating fruit-and-vegetable carvings for weddings, events, classes and seminars. In 2004, he opened Chef Ray Presents, where he teaches the specialized art form to a wide variety of professionals across the United States. Duey has received numerous awards in national and international competitions. In addition, he is also corporate executive chef at Buffet Euro, San Francisco, Calif.
There is so much to write about this great Artist but I would like to be short and only allow you to read for yourselves and see his wonderful work and other offers at his site 
Check out some of his wonderful products such as his Fruit and Vegetable Sculpting DVD Video, and other unique tools at his site.

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 Chef Ray L Duey has some great DVD's and Books which are worth reading and watching for a first hand experience of his carving provess!

Here he shows how to do 23 different fruit and vegetable carving pieces to WOW your clients! Also use it as a teaching aid for your students or staff. 
 

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 94 minutes of Thai techniques with animal, rose, and candle ideas interwoven. You will really get inspired and excited when you view these !!

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 A DVD with new and unusual fruit and vegetable carving techniques. Covers 11 new pieces as well as an in-depth view of the tools and their uses. This is a follow-up to the first Fruit and Vegetable Sculpting DVD. A must have for your continuation in this field!!

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This was only a brief introduction about Chef Ray L Duey and his work. I am sure you will love to visit his site as above and check out more details while watching his videos for a practical review of his fantastic art. Do keep a watch out for some more Artist reviews and introductions. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Vegetable and Fruit Carvings By Chef Francisco Vita

Vegetable and Fruit Carvings By Chef Francisco Vita


Continuing on my constant endeavour to publish and promote the wonderful work of Art of Vegetable and Fruit Catvings by various artists, I am privileged to publish the work created by my dear Friend Chef FranciscoVita. There is so much wonderful work that Chef FranciscoVita has done which you can also see on his site but I thought of posting some the best work he has done on this blog here. I will give you the links of the places where you can see more of his work, but for now enjoy the exquisite work created by Chef Francisco Vita.

At first let us have a brief overview of the Chef Francisco Vita's Profile!
Chef's Profile

Chef Francisco Vita:  Great grand son of Italian immigrant Giuseppe Vita, one of the founders of the industry "Guarana Fratelli Vita" in Pernambuco and Bahia, Brazil.


He has Abdicated 15 years ago of a successful career as Director in a international corporate to engage and developing exclusively his talent, becoming a Chef de Cuisine.

Here he offers only his facet of sculptor. He had the first contact with this food carving art in 2004 on his season working on ships cruises where he has closely observed the performance of some of the great masters of Asia.

About his work:
If you want to turn your party into something unforgettable
 surprising everyone with sculptures and Bouquets in high standard
 engage the Chef and he will come to you.
 We develop our work throughout Brazil and abroad.
While I take you through some of his work of art on various Vegetables, Fruits and even sculptures.

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I am now eagerly waiting to publish some of his best work of carvings and leave it to you to visit his site and see more of his fantastic work. I am sure that you will be stunned by his work and stay glued to the site for long. Here are some of his best works which I personally liked. At present I will publish only some of the images in each category and rest you can see on the site itself where there are hundreds of images of his exquisite work.





















I am sure you will have loved these images and are wanting to see more. Yes you can! I have given all the information about Chef Francisco Vitas' Profile and contact information here so you can browse through his site, or contact him personally. 
  
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Let us also see what he has to offer and how you can contact him. 
You can catch up with Chef Francisco Vita at his site - 


At the site he mentions:  
We bring to you a little of this Milenar Thai-Art of Fruits and Vegetables Carving.
You can surprise your guests in many kinds of events like Weddings,
Graduations parties, Corporate parties and everything else according your creativity.
 
Please check their availability. 

Meet him an see his work 

On Facebook at - Francisco Vita

He is also available a

Chef Francisco Vita.
 e-mail: cheffranciscovita@uol.com.br

  
Skype: francisco.neto94   

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I am sure that you will love this work of art created by Chef Francisco Vita. 

Keep a watch for more information about other such great Artists! Have a great time!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Vegetable And Fruit Carving Facebook Page

My Vegetable And Fruit Carving Facebook Page

I thank all my Friends, readers, and patrons for their continued support, motivation, guidance, which has prompted me to create this page not only for all readers but specially for those fans and readers on Facebook who were a special source of inspiration for me to take up this wonderful Art of Vegetable and Fruit carving as a topic for my Blog as well as learn it myself and my daughter Mansi who also has taken a liking for this wonderful art.

Besides my Blog you can now catch all latest updates and also share more information about this art on this Facebook page at 


I will continue to post the best of the inforamtion on my Blog as well as keep you updated on the Facebook Page as well. You may also follow me on Twitter here....

 

Keep a watch for some great new posts coming up!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Apple Swan Created by Mansi Kate

Apple Swan Created by Mansi Kate

I would once again like to thank all the wonderful Vegetable and Fruit carving Artists from whom we get inspired to do Carvings ourself. In my post some time earlier, I have to thank Nitda Phongcharern especially for the wonderful tool set she had presented me for the the Post I had published regarding her work on this blog. This tool set was the key to the motivation my daughter Mansi Kate (13 years old) got from constantly reading about and watching the videos of all you wonderful artists. If you wish you can read about this post at -Thank You Nitda Phongcharern and All Vegetable and Fruit Carving Artists She slowly started practising along with me and slowly picked up the art. Though she is a novice in this art, her dedication and liking for the carving art lead her to try out various other simple carvings like Carrot, Tomato, and cucumber which I have already published earlier. For those who have not seen them you can still see the carvings at this post -Vegetable Carving display by Mansi Kate. 

Further motivated by the work of art displayed by so many of the artists, she tried her hand at Fruit carving recently, after carefully and dilligently watching carving videos of various artists. Finally she got her hand on an Apple from which she created a Swan. I have posted the Apple Swan created by her which she did in one stroke, without any practise. Though it took her some time I am proud that she could create such a nice carving especially being her first Fruit Carving. Here is one of them.


As you will see her enthusiasm prompted her to experiment with two different colors of Apples, the Green Apple, and a Dark Red Apple which stands out in contrast. I am aware that this is a very simple carving as compared to the work of carving by expert carvers worldwide, but I have posted it here to motivate her further, as well as thank all those artists whose inspiration has led her to do this art.


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I am sure she will learn from you all and create better carvings which we are already in the process of planning to display very soon. so keep a watch for our next set of Vegetable and Fruit carvings which is going to be surprise and a joint effort by me and Mansi together. Hope you all like it!

Chuncarve "Fruit Stylist" Warunee Tintamusik

Chuncarve "Fruit Stylist" - Warunee Tintamusik
Here is a fantastic Vegetable and Fruit carving artist and Instructor -Warunee Tintamusik - who has more than 15 years of experience and having won multiple awards at the Texas Culinary Salon Show at Dallas Convention Centers in 1990, the secrets of her more advanced techniques, designs, and unique styles will finally be revealed in this collection of videos, and information about her and her work. I have been following her work and videos for a long time and finally thought of writing about her and also promoting her work and videos on my Blog as is my privilege to do so for the so many fantastic artists like her who work wonders with their hands and create magic with Vegetables and Fruits. This is a small efort to salute her work!

Before I go on to publish some of her videos I would like to inform all my readers who may be already knowing her that you can get more information about her and her work. As she rightly mentions on her site and I quote - 

"Welcome to Chuncarve is the phrase used when referring to the Thai Culinary Art of Fruit and Vegetable Carving.

   Chuncarve slogan is “Fruit Stylist”. It because I create a beautiful design, style and reconstruct the art of food which I'm specialize in fruits and vegetables carving following the traditional Thai method of skill that has been originated practiced in the Royal Thai courts for centuries. "


 You can get more information from her site where she says -  “Chuncarve” is a place with a special purpose:
at http://www.wix.com/timmcarv/timm
our purpose is to sell fruit carving DVD, fruit carving and garnishing tools for affordable price. 

Her site is a treat to watch with the exquisite carvings she has displayed along with DVD Lessons and Tools sets available on the site.

Click here to see her profile at 

or Follow her on Twitter at -
https://twitter.com/Chuncarve

 I will not waste any more time in writing about her as her work will speak for herself which you can see in this short introduction video which I have published here to give you a teaser or so about her work. You can see more of her videos at her Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/wtimm9. I can assure you that you will not stop watching her fantastic videos, which I am going to publish on my other blog soon.

Here is a few wonderful videos to start with which I liked very much!

Chuncarve Holiday Garnish.....where she has created these colorful carvings for this year holiday garnish ideas for anyone that looking for table garnish to greet your family and friends, enjoy her collection that she put together for you this year. Truly an exquisite collection.

 

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 Chuncarve Fruit Platter


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Chuncarve-Fruit Platter part 2 
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I now leave it to all my wonderful readers and patrons to enjoy the wonderful work of art of Chuncarve "Fruit Stylist" Warunee Tintamusik.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Vegetable and Fruit Carving Books and Guides

Vegetable and Fruit Carving Books and Guides

Hi Friends, back after a long time. Appologise for the long wait, but will be up with some great posts and offers for you all!

This time I have come with a host of fantastic Products offers which I am sure will leave you all asking for more. In my first post I am bringing to you some great Vegetable and Fruit Carving Books, Guides, and VCD offered by the best in the class. My next posts would cover other items like Vegetable and Fruit Carving Tools etc. So keep a watch for the best to come!...Without much ado here are some of the best......

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 "Fruit and Vegetable Carving: Food Craft at Your Fingertips" is a treasure trove of unusual ideas for vegetable garnishes, with step-by-step instructions on how to make them. Within the shape of a cucumber the author visualizes a boat, a bird or a lily and shows you how to reveal that shape. All you need is a small, sharp knife - no fancy equipment is required.Let's Have a Party offers recipes presented with a flair - a Peacock, crafted from carrots and spring onions, flaunts the Pinwheel Sandwiches in his tail - a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.In Vegetable Sculpture onions are reborn as Chrysanthemums; Swans fly out of radishes and Goldfish emerge from carrots. There are Coconut Palms and Carts - but most of all, there is inspiration to let your own imagination take over.Table Celebrations transform your table with lively tableaux - an apple-red Santa sits on a Reindeer-drawn pumpkin Sleigh for Christmas, waving to a jolly turnip Snowman...Snow White in a cabbage leaf skirt, with her loyal Seven Dwarfs, gather in front of their charming cucumber Cottage...Chinatown introduces the elegant Corn Doll who is Entertained by three Musicians with a banjo, trumpet and drum, near a Pagoda that is Intricately sculpted from a single carrot. Create a stamp of distinction, an aura of excitement, a mood of mellowness...Strike magic on your table and turn your next party into an unforgettable event.
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A professional chef shares his secrets for creating exciting, attractive garnishes and food sculptures. Covers all aspects of formal food presentation, including how to draw, sculpt and build with fruit and vegetables, lay out a buffet table, arrange food on platters, chocolate artistry and more. Full-color photographs.

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Complete fruit carving guide!

A complete fully illustrated guild on fruit carvings which covers -

Introduction,History,How to get started ,How long to get the expertise ,Instructions ,Thai Carving ,Patterns ,Watermelon Carving ,Watermelon Baby Buggy ,Watermelon Basketball ,Watermelon Swan ,Watermelon Whale ,Watermelon Ship ,Apple Leaf ,Carving a Green Mango ,Pineapple Butterflies ,Watermelon Smileys ,Romantic Watermelon ,Fruit Bouquet ,Watermelon Flower Garden ,Water Lilies ,Apple Carving ,Apple Design ,Chunks of Pineapple ,Carving Baby Pineapples ,Carving Papaya Leaves ,Carving Papaya Flowers and Leaf ,Carving Little Butterflies ,Carving Water Lilies from Papaya ,Carving Cantaloupe Green Rose ,Carving Styling Lotus from Cantaloupe ,Carving Cantaloupe Flower ,Carving Cantaloupe Dahlia ,Carving Cantaloupe Sunshine Flower ,Carving Cantaloupe Sunflower ,Carving Cotton Rose on Guavas ,Carving Guava Blossoms ,Carving Guava Bowl ,Carving Rose Apple Blossom ,Carving Tulips from Rose Apples ,Carving Mango Flower ,Carving Mango Dahlias ,Carving White Marigolds from Green Mango ,Carving Leafy Mangoes ,Fruit Carving Knife ,Decorating Knife ,Garnishing Tools ,Carving Knife ,Flexible Carving Knife and much more...!

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Japanese cuisine is renowned for the beauty of its presentation. Among the key elements in this presentation style are mukimono--the decorative garnishes and carvings that add the final flourish to a dish. It might be a carrot round in the shape of a plum blossom. Or a scattering of cherry blossoms plucked from a radish. Perhaps a swallow, a butterfly, a ginkgo leaf or a cluster of pine needles. Whatever the motif, it will have been created to delight the eye and the palate with its shape, color, and taste.

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The Decorative Art of Japanese Food Carving, internationally acclaimed chef Hiroshi Nagashima offers 60 edible garnishes and food carvings for home, party or professional use. Some are designed to be set on top of the food. Others are fashioned to hold the food--and sometimes, they simply are the food.

Each is introduced in full color, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, sample food arrangements, further ideas and secret, insider tips for successful presentation. Most are simple enough for the amateur chef to master, although a few are quite challenging and require much practice. Nagashima's instructions rely on household utensils found in a typical American kitchen--from knives to peelers to cookie cutters--and use familiar, easily attainable ingredients.
The Decorative Art of Japanese Food Carving is more than a practical handbook, however. It is also an inspiration book, filled with creative suggestions and inventive ideas to enhance and transform the way we cook.

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More Books and guides to come for you soon! Keep a Watch for the best to come! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Now Follow us on Twitter

Happy to inform all my wonderful readers, friends, viewers and Patrons that you can now follow all my tweets on Twitter at the address - vegfruitcarving

You can also click the "Follow vegfruitcarving"-button on the right hand side to keep in touch with my latests posts. Follow me directly on Twitter or mail me your twitter Id's to my special mail for this blog at - vegfruitcarvings@gmail.com and I will add you also to my mailing list for special posts and information.



I once again thank all my viewers, readers, friends, and well wishers for the support, motivation and continued patronage. Will continue to bring you the best of Vegetable Fruit carvings as always!
Thank You!

Spooky Golden Halloween at the Gold Coast Piazza

Spooky Golden Halloween at The Gold Coast Piazza - Hong Kong

I am sure a lof of you wonderul Fruit and Vegetable carving artists must be attending this fantastic event at Hong Kong, More details at -
You can click on the Poster and see more details.
Catch all the Events and Promotions at 

So get the best at - Spooky Golden Halloween

Spooky Halloween party with a fab parade and face-painting for the kiddos.
October 12-31, 2012.
Gold Coast Piazza, Castle Peak Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong, (Take bus K51 from MTR Tuen Mun Station Exit C2), +852 2452 6566, www.goldcoastpiazza.com.hk.
Have a great time!

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Culinary Art of Plate Garnishing

The Culinary Art of Plate Garnishing
Continuing on my effort to bring you some wonderful Garnishing videos here are a few videos which show very nicely how to Garnish your Plates with so many wonderful designs. The publisher also shows how to create wonderful carvings and garnishing with Pineapples. So have a great time!

Learn the basic of butterfly plate garnishing.


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Learn the basic of Daisy plate design.


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An Apple Bird Bowl


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Learn basic carving of orange basket of the Garde Manger Art.


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Learn basic carving of orange basket of the Garde Manger Art - 2


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Learn the basic carving of Pepper Bowl.


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3-ways of how the Garde Manger serve the pineapple.


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I am sure you will enjoy this series, and while I look out for more such wonderful videos take your time to learn Garnishing from the above videos!

Fancy Cocktail Garnish Videos

 Fancy Cocktail Garnish Videos

With Guests coming in at all times for various occasions, it would be wonderful to have some garnishings for your soft drinks and cocktails which will not only make the drinks more presentable, but also maybe allow your guests to bite on a few fruits! Here are a few videos I liked and thought of sharing with you. So watch the videos, use the ideas the publisher gives and create new wonders yourself! Have a great time!

Fancy Cocktail Garnish Videos-1


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Fancy Cocktail Garnish Videos-2


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 Fancy Cocktail Garnish Videos-3
This video exhibits various Fancy Cocktail Garnishing ideas.


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Will be checking out for some more Garnishing ideas, so keep a watch!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Edible Bouquets and Table Decorations for all Occasions.

Edible Bouquets and Table Decorations for all Occasions.

Continuing on my search for better Fruit and Vegetable Carving sites and displays I have found some wonderful sites and videos for making Edible Bouquets and Table Decorations for all occasions. With festive times always around the corner or even your wonderful guests just dropping down on you with a surprise, it is always good to have a trick up your sleeve, and stun your guests with your culinary art. So here are some sites which have some wonderful stuff, which you could first practise and add to your skills. Take your time and check out the sites, and maybe you could be having a wonderful evening at the table!

Here is a wonderful site I found that has loads of wonderful bouquets all ready to be served out to you. Besides Bouquets they also offer Party packs, and Gifts for occasions so check it out now!


They also have another site which is a new one which is specially catering to WEdding Table Decorations which you can check out at their banner below.


I have given you the direct link to the site so you can enjoy their work and even order some of their wonderful work from the site itself by calling them on the number they have given. So have a great time.

Here is a wonderful video from the same site above which shows the many arrangements and items that they offer. Wedding Table Decorations. Edible Bouquets Edible Arrangements. Fruit arrangements and decorations for Weddings. An edible bouquet or arrangement of fresh fruit, made to order and arranged and presented like a bouquet of flowers as a table decoration or centrepiece. Chocolate covered strawberries and marsh mellow kebabs arranged on a platter as a table decoration.


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Looking out for some more wonderful sites and videos till you enjoy the above one. have a great time!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Great Sites to Read about Vegetable and Fruit Art

Hi Friends, it's been some time since I posted on this site, so sorry for the delay. Here I have come back with some great sites I browsed which gave so much information about Vegetable Fruit Carving Art. I have given you the direct links so that it will be easier for you to go to the site and check them out. They are just wonderful and I was amazed at what you could do with Vegetable and Fruits. I ams sure you too will like these sites. So without much ado get going anc check out these sites. Have a great time, while I browse for more information specific to Vegetable and Fruit Carving which I have already collected, but have to collate and post on this blog. Happy reading!

  • KAE-SA-LUK ...The Site of  Pam Maneeratana - Master Carver.
These are only some of the wonderful sites I was browsing through and thought of informing you as well so you could all benefit from their information and work. This Art is truly so great that one finds it captivating and mesmerisizing. I am sure you will make the best of the above sites, until I get back with more information.  Have a Great time!