Easter is right around the corner, and whether you’re a devout Christian or you’re just in it for the eggs and the bunnies, it’s a great time to gather with family and friends to share some good food. With that in mind, here are 12 adorable and easy DIY Easter snack ideas that will beautifully complement any table.
Beau Coffron, better known as Lunchbox Dad, is a dad in the San Francisco Bay area that loves to make delicious and creatively designed lunches for his daughter Abby. Coffron creates bento-style lunches using various reasonably healthy food ingredients cut into all sorts of creative and colorful shapes. Characters from Narnia, Spiderman, Dr. Seuss and other popular children’s books, shows and movies come alive in his bento boxes – only to be eaten by his daughter for lunch.
Imagine biting into an eggplant and feeling raw egg run from your teeth through its brittle shell… Talented Japanese artist Hikaru Cho has made such a bizarre experience possible by misleadingly painting these food items to look like totally different food products. Cho’s artwork is playful but well-done – her work with acrylic paint is hyper-realistic and convincing. Which makes things all the more amusing when she cuts or opens the actual food product underneath.
You’d think that a carrot is a carrot, but that’s just not the case – some carrots are just carrots, and others are also intergalactic superheroes. And we’ve got a series of amazing fruits and vegetables here to prove it.
We’ve all got a favorite fruit, vegetable or spice, but most of us probably don’t know where they come from or what their plant even looks like. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 25 delicious fruits, vegetables and spices showing how they’re grown. We’re sure you know about how a few of these foods grow, but most of you probably don’t know all of them.
Australian chemistry teacher James Kennedy has created a tongue-in-cheek set of images that take a fresh perspective on the public discussion about fresh and organic foods vs. the genetically modified products and chemical pesticides being championed by companies like Monsanto. His posters take fresh, all-natural products and breaks them down by their chemical composition, or their “ingredients.”
78-year-old Jim Morris, a vegan and a former bodybuilding champion, posed completely nude as Rodin’s iconic The Thinker statue to show off his still admirably firm body for a new PETA campaign. Morris’ example makes a very strong case for choosing a vegan diet and challenges the notion that a balanced vegan diet can’t be healthy.
Most of us start losing our wild childish imaginations when we grow up, but not Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle. Since 2002, these two professional food photographers have been shooting a playful series of dioramas called MINIMIAM (“miam” is French for “yum”) that place miniature people in a world of over-sized food. In their dioramas, Javelle and Ida arrange miniature model train in everyday positions and situations that connect playfully with the fruits, vegetables, pastries and other foods that they use in the photographs.
What first comes to mind when you see an American flag? Freedom, the Statue of Liberty, or maybe a big juicy burger? This last association has been used by French photographer Jonathan Icher in his “Fat Flag” photo series. With the help of make-up artist Anastasia Parquet, Icher picked five different nationalities and put their iconic foods into his models’ mouths.
Here are 20 awesome Halloween food ideas for revolting-yet-delicious treats and meals you can serve for your guests. What’s awesome about these foods is that they all sound delicious but also look absolutely disgusting or terrifying. Whether it’s a platter of sticky stuffed roaches, some zombie brain jello shots, or a baby cake that stares directly into your soul, these recipes are sure to wreak delicious havoc among your guests.
Anyone who takes care of kids, especially their parents, knows just how hard it can sometimes be to get kids to eat right. When Malaysian mommy Samantha Lee came up with playful story-themed bento lunchboxes to get her kids to eat right, she had no idea they would also catapult her to internet fame. Lee began making the creative story- and pop culture-inspired lunches in 2008, when pregnant with her second daughter.
Food posts are always a special treat for the eyes, but this selection of Foodscapes by London-based photographer Carl Warner is definitely something different. Yes, that’s right – all of the pictures below are actually created out of fresh foods! Artist uses a wide variety of different ingredients, such as deli meats, fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and bread, and builds entire worlds that look unbelievably realistic.