More recently, in the city of Leipzig was the first European Championship in carving, which brought together the best artists of this new type of culinary art, ready to impress the judges for its masterpieces from a variety of fruits and vegetables. (Carving - the art of cutting of vegetables and fruits, as well as wood, ice and rocks.)
Carving contest held as part of a gastronomic fair "Gaeste" for representatives of the restaurant, hotel and food business.
For four hours the contestants had to cut the real works of art from the melon, papaya, cabbage, cucumbers, radishes, carrots and Chinese cabbage. Upon completion of all the arts were evaluated by a rigorous jury.
Each participant is given a basket of melons, papaya, cauliflower, cucumbers, radishes, Chinese cabbage and carrots. Also on the condition of the competition the participants brought with them a pumpkin.
The art of cutting vegetables for the first time appeared in China, but over the last few years it has become quite popular in Europe.
In the future, plan to hold the competition every two years in different places.
Decorative patterns on fruit and vegetables are cut with special tools. The main tool of the master - Thai knife.