Some cool food art images:
Image by Eva Funderburgh
Wood fired Porcelain
3" long x 2" wide x 2.5" tall,
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FAKE FOOD in OKINAWA
Image by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
FAKE FOOD !!! — Yeah, you know it, and you love it. Those "wax food" meals, drinks, and pastries seen in display cases in front of so many restaurants on Okinawa.
Some are under the mistaken impression that all of this "wax food" comes from mainland Japan, and is hard to find or buy. This is only true for most of the mainland chain restaurants on Okinawa that bring their made-in-Japan fake food displays with them.
HOWEVER, most Okinawan restaurants get their FAKE FOOD from right here on Okinawa, from the only place in Okinawa that makes these goodies.
The Yara Family in Naha has been turning this stuff out for the past 35 years, and their high-tech, flexible polymer artistry exceeds that of the mainland artisans whose traditional wax creations have a tendency to slowly melt and deform in Okinawa’s tropical climate.
And YES, they have a little-known retail store on the premises, where you may purchase their hand-made creations. Need a timeless bowl of Pork-Rib Soba or some Taco Rice as a rare souvenir of Okinawa ? How about just a refrigerator magnet, or a piece of bacon to dangle from your cell phone ?
From Pastry to Pasta, from Sausage to Soba, they make it all, piece by piece, right here.
Expect to pay anywhere from ¥500 to ¥5000 yen for any item. If they are out of any creation, it will take a week or so for them to make a new one.
Remember, these are NOT low-quality, blow-molded plastic "toys". These are heavy, serious works of art that are usually intended for commercial display.
If you have ever been fascinated by these "Fake Foods", you are living in a good place to get it at the source, made by Okinawan sculptors and artists, with theme-specific menu items to match your Okinawan experience.
♥ As for me, I picked up a realistic bowl of Soba noodles topped with "san-mai niku" bacon, fish cake, red ginger, and sliced green-onion leaves, in a high-quality ceramic bowl — all of it hand-made — and only the size of a silver dollar ! It set me back ¥1,200. A little over 10 bucks. It’s now hanging from my car key. 🙂
Enjoy the pics, and have fun visiting their little store between Kokusai Street and Route 330 in Naha (they are right under the Monorail).
Store Name : SHOKUHIN SAMPULU SANGETSU 食品サンプル山月
Here’s the PIN : goo.gl/maps/w92PFDR1wTL2
Vegetarian recipes cookbook – Eggs In Piquant Sauce
Image by wherefishsing
F E A S T.
the art-filled seasonal cookbook that happens to be vegetarian
Art meets food.
Vegetarian meals for everyone.
A cookbook filled with seasonal recipes (140!!).
An original painting that accompanies every recipe.
Easy, tasty vegetarian food with common ingredients.
This food themed painting is from my forthcoming cookbook. It was inspired by a recipe and has been created to capture something of the essence of it’s dish. All the original artworks are available to own.
Find more details, all the recipes (free!) & purchase the cookbook (when complete) at:
All available artwork is in the Official Art Store