London Landmarks Created With Vegetables
Published 29 November 2009
The Good Food Channel by UKTV have created a stunning replica of London’s Skyline, with all the famous iconic landmarks created with raw vegetables and food. The truly scrumptious skyline took photographer Carl Warner and the PR firm Taylor Herring more than 3 weeks to create, as part of the Good Food Channel’s marketing efforts to illustrate their “we have fun with food” tagline.
Roopa Gulati the head of Good Food channel says: “This is a stunning image which has quite literally transformed the London skyline through good food proving that fun with food in a creative and light-hearted way is the way forward”.
Five model makers took three weeks to create the entire skyline as it was a struggle to keep the raw food from perishing and preserve the highly realistic look for Carl Warner to take stunning pictures of the iconic buildings. 26 different types of vegetables and fruits were used to create the entire skyline, including some non-fruit-and-veg ingredients such as panini break and shredded wheat cereal.
So how did they create each of the famous buildings? The ingredients list for each building is listed below, followed by high resolution pictures of the vegetable iconic landmarks and the London skyline with the Thames River:
- Big Ben’s face: slices of lemon
- Houses of Parliament: Mix of asparagus, green and runner beans, and baby sweetcorn
- London Eye: green beans (for the spokes) and baby plum tomatoes (for viewing pods)
- Gherkin Building: Two types of melon embedded with green beans
- The Monument: Leek and kumquat
- Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square: Cucumber, baby courgettes, a carrot, and monkey nuts
- St Paul’s Cathedral: Carrots, yellow and green courgette, baby sweetcorn, and baby leeks, with a half melon for the cathedral dome
- Tower Bridge: Pineapple, celery, and shredded wheat
- Tower of London: Breadsticks, mini shredded wheat, and spelt crackers
- The Embankment: Panini crusted walls, with the lampposts along the bank created out of asparagus, onions wrapped in vanilla pods (for the lamps)