Mukimono, food carving art

Can food be an art form? This has certainly been a contentious topic of debate for many years. Especially since the arrival of modern cuisine. In Japan, however, they settled the issue a long time ago. Cucumbers, carrots, watermelons, zucchini, and other vegetables all go under the knife to become the raw material. The Japanese call these garnishes mukimono, or food carving art. Mukimono, is known as the ancient vegetable carving art. Just like painters or sculptors use a wide range of utensils to materialize their art, so do mukimono artists have their own toolset. A decent one would c...
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