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 place. The book’s contents are set out in two sections. The first is a fruit and vegetable section which categorizes each carving idea according to fruit. The second section is a selection of twenty-four beautifully carved fruit and vegetable serving containers filled with their own respective Thai recipes.
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 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.
In the second half, 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 greatest Thai fruit carvers in Thailand today, it is as elegant as it is useful, being an enduring favorite and a real treasure for any fruit carving enthusiast.
Book Details: The Art of Thai Vegetable and Fruit Carving, Published by Panida Chobvanicha © 1990, color hard cover, 186 glossy pages with large photographs, imported from Thailand.
From the introduction: