The art and story of Vegetable and Fruit Carving dates back to more than 700 years ago in Sukhothai, the Capital of the Thai people, in what is now called Central Thailand. There a story of a King who asked one of his servants; how she could make the festival Loi Kratong more beautiful. The servant suggested Vegetable Fruit Carvings to decorate the Table during festivities and since then this tradition has carried on. Even today Loi Kratong is celebrated in Thailand and Sukothai is the best place to experience it.
Fruit carving
In fact vegetable and fruit carvings are mentioned even way back as 1808 - 1824 during the reign of King Rama in some of his poetry.

Vegetable and Fruit Carving has a long history dating back to more than 2000 years, so only a glimpse of it is given above. Coming to the actual art of vegetable and fruit carving, for a layman it would only be termed as simple carving of fruits and vegetables to make them look more presentable while laying out your salads, and deserts on the Table. But there is more to it than meets the eye. The very basic purpose of vegetable fruit carving is to make the food more attractive, appealing, and appetizing, as well as easier to eat. An accom
plished homemaker knows well how to handle this.
Carrot carving
A lot of patience goes into creating a single piece of carving, be it a vegetable or a fruit. A complete set of Carving tools, made up of tools such as a sharp carving knife, and knives used for coring, peeling and paring are available in the market. This art has developed so well that you will find a complete set of these carving tools available in the market with a book on Vegetable and Fruit Carving free added on.

What is required for a successful piece of fruit or vegetable carving, is a keen sense of imagination, creativity, liking for intricacy, and loads of patience. Depending on the vegetable or Fruit that you want to create in to a masterpiece of art, you would require to imagine the final product in your mind, then go step by step into creating the carving that would finally decorate the center Table. Carvings could be used for snacks, lunch, dinner, and even desert and adds a lot of sparkle to the meal.

There are schools and institutes available internationally for training and conducting such classes and courses in vegetable and fruit carving and you could even find free training lessons, videos and step by step lessons on the internet. Today vegetable and fruit carving has taken the catering fraternity by storm, and you will find almost every table in a hotel displaying such exquisite centerpieces of vegetable and fruit carvings.

More and more catering professionals are taking to joining such fruit and vegetable carving courses to enhance their finesse in their art and achieve exquisite results.

You too could start with small carvings of vegetables used for our daily salads, such as tomato, cucumber, carrots, and onions and shape them into wonderful pieces of art. This will not only add a dash of life and excitement to your meals but also add a feather in your cap of things you know, and you could boast of!
So pick up your carving knives, grab a peeling tool and set yourself to getting to learn this wonderful art of Vegetable Fruit Carving