One of the images in the garnishes calendar “You Can Be So Much More”

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Explore Photography/Digital Art June 24 2011

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See also, other garnishes I carved:
Big Fish
Heart to Heart / Visitor / you can be so much more / You can be so much more 2 / Spanish Onion / Spanish Onion Garnish
Garnishes / Carve A Crave
“. . . . . * * * . . . ":
Exotic Melons
Exotic Melons 2

PRIAPOS was the rustic god of the bounty of the vegetable garden. He was depicted as a dwarfish man with a huge penis, which symbolized garden fertility. His head was crowned with a peaked Phrygian cap, belying his origin as a god native to the Mysian city of Lampsakos on the Hellespont.

I carved this (a few minutes at a time) over the span of a week. I have stopped in between and photographed individual pieces (see links) that made up this final piece. It turned into one good looking pot of soup an hour later after the photo shoot :-D

The Main Stem is a heart of a carrot, 3 different butterflies.made of yam, daikon, and beet.
In this picture:
Spanish onion, Daikon, Carrot, green Onion, Celery, Cucumber, Red Pepper, Radish, Flowering Onion, Beet, Yam and Spaghetti Squash (craved with leaf patterns and used as the basket for the bouquet, mostly hidden in this view)


bouquet, carrot, carving, colorful, cucumber celery, flower, food, garnish, vegetable


  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Simply amazing, John! What a marvellous creation!

  • Thank you very much, Mike. Cheers :)

    – John Poon

  • fortheloveofit
    fortheloveofitover 4 years ago

    wow John, that’s incredible!!!

  • Thanks, much appreciated :)

    – John Poon

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 4 years ago

    absolutely fantastic!

  • Thank you so much, eyelife :)

    – John Poon

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    what an incredible work of art , beautiful work

  • Much appreciated! Cheers, Louise :)

    – John Poon

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillabout 4 years ago

    Amazing work John, beautifully photographed!

  • Thank you so much, Kerry! :)

    – John Poon

    MIKESANDYabout 4 years ago


  • I really had fun carving, and then eating it. Cheers :)

    – John Poon

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beabout 4 years ago

    Wow, John this is fantastic. It sit and carve this takes hours of work. I did fruit and food carving many many years ago but wow nothing like this. Fantastic.

  • Thanks a lot for the awesome comment! Cheers :)

    – John Poon

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

    John, you are a magician,,,,,,,,this is so beautiful who would want to spoil it by eating it!!

  • usually, if I make this for a restaurant, the arrangement can last a whole week or more. But there comes a time it spoils if you you don’t eat it :)

    Cheers, Vickie :)

    – John Poon

  • TingyWende
    TingyWendeabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks, Tingy :))

    – John Poon

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