Mukimono: the art of carving fruits & vegetables | IbizaFoodie
Carving fruits and vegetables to decorate tables is a beautiful art from Asia. Mukimono is an old tradition from the sixteenth century, carved with very fine precision knives and the cut is different according to the kind of fruits or vegetable.
Mukimono is a great way to boost our sense: the sight with the sculpture and smell with the open fruit.
More used vegetables: carrot, turnip, radish, cucumber, eggplant, onions, peppers and squash. Then, the mos popular fruits are: melon, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple, papaya and orange.
What can you do?
Let your imagation and create whatever you want. For example we found penguin with an eggplant, a basket with a melon, a crab with a cucumber, a boat with a watermelon, a lobster with carrots…
Tip: Cool down the fruit before cutting, it will be much easier to make good cuts.
And remmeber that you don’t have to play with food and please don’t waste it. You can eat the fruit after using it as a sculpture.
Check out this tutorial to make your first Mukimono with an apple, good luck!