An artist used organic food to create these iconic landscapes—and they do look good enough to eat, because they were.
Made entirely from fruits and vegetables, the four tasty ‘paintings’ feature some of the UK’s best loved scenes—from Stonehenge, to Avon Gorge, with its famous suspension bridge, to Giant’s Causeway.
Marking the end of the 2023 harvest season, the edible exhibits were created by Welsh-based artist Nathan Wyburn to replicate the beloved landscapes in mouthwatering detail—along with the help of the Yeo Valley Organic’s chef, Ali Pumfrey.
The delectable scenes, which also includes the Ribblehead Viaduct, utilized fresh organic produce like strawberries, beetroot, and kale, and took the artist 48 hours to create.
“I like to bring people closer to the natural world through my work and relished the opportunity to take up this unique challenge,” said Nathan Wyburn.
“I used to visit the Avon Gorge as a child and was always in awe of the amazing natural landscape, so it was a really fun process thinking about how I could bring that to life through local products.”
He used almost 150 pounds of food (67 kilograms), which also including soup, yogurt, and butter to bring the scenes to life.
The iconic bridge was crafted using a colorful kaleidoscope of berries, including strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, along with beetroot and broccoli, with added layers of texture from leeks and kale.
An atmospheric scene of the Ribblehead Viaduct was brought to life using a cream of vegetable soup, layered with cabbage, spiraled courgette, and finely sliced mint, and thyme.
Carrot, parsnip, and thyme soup were used to carve the sunset below the horizon at Giants Causeway—sculpted alongside curled butter, grated cheddar cheese, and potatoes.
The silhouette of Stonehenge was constructed from towering blocks of cheddar, lashings of natural yogurt and kefir, and decorated with leeks and cabbage leaves.
While most people revel in the picturesque beauty of rural landscapes, many people also find joy in admiring their food before taking a bite.
“Nature is beautiful and we think the food you eat should be too,” said Ali Pumfrey.
“We hope the landscapes we’ve created inspire people to support homegrown organic farming to help keep our landscapes natural.”
Following the creations, chef Ali repurposed the landscape ingredients into recipes and any unused ingredients were donated to food charity, City Harvest—helping to deliver 143 meals to families in need across the country.
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