Food arts

Art of watermelon carving.
To the kerala people, food is not just sustenance but a social activity and a celebration. Kerala cuisine, with its contrasting tastes and spices, pleases not only the palate but also the eye. Even in the simplest of restaurants, it is not unusual to be served a piece of carrot or tomato carved as a flower or a cucumber leaf as a garnish to your meal.
kerala is a lush, tropical state from India with an abundance of many types of fruits and vegetables that lend themselves to become roses, birds and fish in the hands of a skilled carver. Try a watermelon carving. What you need only is, bit of patience !!!!

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In Kerala, fruit carving is a traditional and highly cultivated art. The decoration of food and correct use of serving dishes is of utmost importance in Kerala  Cuisine. Thus no account of Kerala  food can be complete without mention of the importance given to food and meal presentation. The ingenuity of Kerala cooking lies in the artists’ attempt to create natural and realistic masterpieces.