The Art of Thai Vegetable and Fruit Carving is the largest and most encyclopedic book available for carvers who want to study all varieties of Thai carving in one convenient book. This carving book is unique in its complete coverage of presenting Thai food with exquisite carvings and it is essentially two books in one.
Written by Thai fruit carving expert, Penpan Sittitrai, the first part of the book, Thai Vegetable and Fruit Carving focuses entirely on step-by-step carving instructions, each with their own corresponding full-color photographs, detailed instructions, and sketched illustrations. Each carving idea is categorized according to fruit.
In the second half of the book, Vegetable And Fruit Carving In Thai Food, traditional Thai recipes are artfully presented in more elaborate carved vessels, containers, bowls and platters (see list of recipes and carvings below). Each of the photographs contained within this section include their own relative carving instructions and recipes.
All-in-all, this is a sizable compendium of the art of fruit and vegetable carving, filled with stunning pictures and detailed instructions. Written by one of the most respected Thai fruit carving artists in Thailand today, it is as elegant as it is useful, being an enduring favorite and a real treasure for any fruit carving enthusiast.