Cute Fruits & Vegetables: Images of Unusually Shaped Produce
The teddy bear potato, the devil tomato and other fun fruits and vegetables are pictured here. Enjoy!
The Teddy Bear Potato
I've got to admit, I would find it difficult to eat this potato. It's too cute. I'd probably let it sit around until it sprouted a new teddy bear potato. OMG, how cute would that be?
This potato was first noticed by Michael Audus of Ely, Cambridgeshire as he prepared a meal for his daughter. He couldn't bear to bake it either...
Among some audiences -- including Audus's daughter -- the cuteness factor is enhanced by the potato's likeness to Sooty. Sooty is a hand puppet with quite a career in the UK and abroad. This year he's celebrating his 60th year in children's television.
There's a definite resemblance!
The Devilish Tomato
This devilish fruit was spawned in Lancashire, England. The amateur grower, who wishes to remain anonymous, found the horned tomato ripening in his greenhouse. After a quick photo session, he ate the tomato and suffered no ill consequences.
Why the anonymity? Although the grower isn't superstitious, others have expressed concern that his greenhouse is possessed. Best to keep his address off the record.
For a sweet-looking tomato, see the cherry red bunny below. It was grown by home gardeners Audrey and David Maber in Hampshire, England.
The Bunny Tomato
Buddha Pears, Made in China
While the potato and tomatoes above occurred naturally, some fruits are manipulated into fun shapes. In China the fruit farmer Gao Xian Zhang has invented a plastic Buddha mold for his pears.
Wow. The crafty possibilities are endless! I'd shape pears like babushka dolls, teddy bears, politicians...
Some people are inclined to grow pears in bottles. Then they add brandy or other alcohol to create unique homemade gifts. Check out the process in the video below.
Growing a pear in a bottle requires sacrificing nearby fruits. Basically, you need to select the "king pear" and trim away its little neighbors. Then you slip a bottle onto the branch and fruit.
Clever Fruit & Vegetable Art
To conclude, I leave you with images of beautiful or amusing fruit art.
Thai people have a long tradition of carving fruits and vegetables. It dates back at least seven centuries to the Kingdom of Thailand's Sukhotkai dynasty. Every year during December's full moon, people celebrated the soul of water with the Loi Krathong Festival. It featured floating lanterns and elegantly carved fruits and vegetables.
Today the art of carving watermelons, radishes and other fruits and vegetables remains a popular way to dress up dishes and entertain guests.
This design would look great on a Halloween pumpkin.
The following pictures might inspire you to play with your food and take snapshots... Images like these can make inexpensive kitchen décor.
A Cauliflower Classroom
A tomato teacher with glasses? Too cute. I'm not sure why there are bits of sheep students in the background though. Maybe I'm misinterpreting the situation.
A Sad Little Boar
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