Playing with your food is encouraged!

This entry originates back to the mid 80’s, when my father saw an apple turn into a bird. He had been watching a cooking show, probably one of the three that was on television at the time (I think he learnt this from Wok with Yan). He taught us how and it was always a fun opportunity to play with your food and a great way to get the family into a fruit-related activity, since there are hardly enough of those nowadays!

Now, fast forward 20 years and I was planning a little picnic at English Bay Beach in Vancouver with a friend and I thought to myself, no offence to the apple, but I should raise the bar a notch by using an asian pear (since they are amazing!)  To my surprise, it was a major hit even to the point of naming the bird Hank and taking some candid photos of him along the beach!

Hank with the Inukshuk

Hank with the Inukshuk

Hank's profile shot (his better side)

Hank's profile shot (his better side)

Hank was not injured, nor even in danger, we were simply going for some "edgier" shots

Hank was not injured, nor even in danger, we were simply going for some "edgier" shots

If you’re interested in learning how the “magic” happens, I have a link here for you…

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1140596/apple_bird_garnish/

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1 Comment

Filed under Apples, Asian Pear, Inukshuk, Vancouver

One response to “Playing with your food is encouraged!

  1. E

    Hank looks scared in the last picture

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