Tomato Creatures (Hardback)
This fun series is for home cooks that are eager to advance their food presentation skills, for parents that would like to work with their children to create fun food creatures (and are handy with a knife), and for professional food stylists and chefs. The variety of creatures offers many choices for their use, from a sophisticated fruit or vegetable salad to a tray of hors d'oeuvres and a children's party. There are no special skills or experience required, and the only tool is a small sharp paring knife that is easy to handle. The instructions are clear and step-by-step photographs show every single cut to make and how to assemble the pieces. And of course, there is a feature photograph of the finished creature. Each book shows how to make about 50 plants, flowers, animals, people and objects. For example, sheep, monkey, dog, dragon, elephant, clown, spider, cowboy, pirate, frog, fish, tyrannosaur, pineapple, cow, tiger, crocodile, boy, rose, daffodil, truck, robot, owl, and centipede. These how-to books are so engaging and clearly photographed that an adult and child could have fun together just flipping the pages to watch the creatures come to life. Are those the hands? Is that the hair? The tail? A fun and practical selection that also makes a great gift.