Japanese artist ‘Gaku Carving’ gives new meaning to the phrase “food that’s almost too pretty to eat.”
Forget everything your parents told you about not playing with your food because Japanese artist and chef Gaku has turned it into a successful career. Gaku constantly has his 225,000+ Instagram followers in awe with his marvelous work. Each handcrafted food carvings intricate design must be done quickly due to oxidation, but the artist makes this difficult task look extremely easy. The style of art he practices is known as Mukimono in Japan. The finished product is commonly used as a garnish to make a dish more appealing.
“Cutting food in Mukimono style is a way to create a sense of the four seasons. The taste of the four seasons improves the appearance of the cuisine and plays a major role in improving the flavor.”
Gaku’s designs might seem wasteful since they’re not being served on a dinner plate but the artist actually eats all of his edible art after finishing.