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Play With Your Food (Signed)

Elffers, Joost, and Saxton Freymann

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ISBN 10: 1556706308 / ISBN 13: 9781556706301
Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is in As New condition in fine, unpriced dust jacket, crisp and clean and unread. SIGNED by Joost Elffers and coauthor Saxton Freymann on half-title page. Decorated endpapers. Wonderfully clever food transformations by the brilliant Elffers. 4to. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 2709

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Title: Play With Your Food (Signed)

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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Describes how to find suggestions of faces and animals in fruits and vegetables, and provides instructions for carving and decorating fresh produce


You can play with your food. In fact, you should. All the details are in Joost Elffert's remarkable Play with Your Food, which introduces readers to a new way of seeing the food they eat, then shows them how to transform that food into creatures of extraordinary personality.

Put a navel orange on its side, pip facing you. See anything yet? What do the folds suggest? Carve ovals and insert beans and sliced almonds--voila, two eyes. Cut ears from the sides of the orange and pull them forward. Now you have it--a cat's face of amazing and endearing character. But that's only the beginning. Learn to make artichoke-leaf aphids, bok choy buffalos, okra grasshoppers, green-pepper camels, and pear mice--just a few of the 75 ingenious projects.

Consisting primarily of color photos of the creatures, first in portraiture and then in step-by-step "recipes" for their creation, Play with Your Food teaches readers above all to see. In addition to limning techniques, the minimal text provides a short look at manmade and natural imagery that suggests or embodies the possibilities of metamorphosis. Then it's on to the creatures themselves and the fun of constructing them. Anyone who enjoys play and the magic of transformation will want Joost's book--and having seen it, will never look at eatables in the same way again. --Arthur Boehm

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