Posts Tagged ‘food arts’

As you walk around Kyoto, you’ll notice in the windows of restaurants or any type of establishment selling food items, the most beautiful displays of freshly prepared delicacies.  Shrimp, appearing as if caught just that morning, top noodles and float in bowls of clear broth.  Sushi artfully arranged on bamboo platters glistens in the sunlight.  In front of the Italian restaurants, calzones spill melted cheese onto white plates.  It is amazing as you press your face against the windows to realize that every single dish is a fake.  Every scale, every shell, every bit of liquid is synthetic.  But the craftsmanship is of such a level as to make the mouth water even after you realize the dishes are plastic!

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