I am really fortunate that I get to play with my food, even as an adult. The even better part of playing with my food is that I get paid to do it. Being a food stylist in Idaho gives me ample opportunity to sculpt many a bowl of mashed potatoes. Once in a while I get to the freedom to do something really creative.
One of my clients is Idahoan Foods. Check out their website at www.idhoanfoods.com for great recipes with photos I styled. While you are visiting the site, click on the link to “lil’ spudz kids club”. You’ll see my favorite “spud snowman”, with the directions on how I made him. This little guy took on a personality all his own the minute I put on his cucumber mouth. He won the hearts of Idahoan and they put him on their Christmas card last year. Every time I look at him he makes me smile. What kid at any age wouldn’t want to make him and eat him up?
Growing up, my five siblings and I did the dinner dishes. Sundays were mashed potatoes night. We often had contests to see who could spoon up a bit of leftover mashed potatoes out of the bowl, and flip it on the window from a distance to make the best ‘splat’. With five of us, the window became covered in a short time. The trick was to get it cleaned up before we were discovered.
Sculpting critters is so much more fun than making potato splats. Good thing I’m still a big kid and I’m still playing with my food. Stay tuned for more creative spud sculptures!
photos by Welsh Studios