Inukit: Preserved, Carved Fruits and Vegetables
Part of the Artes Populares: Likhang Sining ng Bayan series, this handy chapbook by Reynaldo G. Alejandro and Vicente Roman S. Santos highlights the tradition of carving food called 'inukit'. This genteel craft originated in China during the Tang Dynasty (612-906 AD) and was used exclusively for royal banquets and for the appreciation of imperial guests. Inukit is similar to other food garnish traditions except that it is preserved in thick sweet syrup or a combination of vinegar and spices. While it is principally used for decoration, it is also meant to be eaten and served during a special meal.
Duende Publishing, Philippines
Softcover / 5.5 x 7.25 inches / 32 pages / Color