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Back in the day, when I was a Culinary Arts student at the local community college, one of my favorite classes was Garde Manger.  A small part of the class was learning some of the classical techniques for making highly decorated food that are now only used at the stuffiest and most old-fashioned establishments.  While we never got beyond carving birds from apples or pears, there were illustrations in our textbook of the true heights of food carving to which we could aspire.  My favorite was always the picture of a whole watermelon carved into a gigantic, breathtakingly beautiful rose.  This video, however, puts even that to shame.

I am in awe.  Also, now I want to go buy a watermelon and see what I can do!

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