Saturday, April 27, 2013

Baker's Zombies in Thailand

Since 2007, Thai artist Kittiwat Unarrom creates disturbingly realistic body parts from bread, decorating them in extensive detail at his shop The Body Bakery. They're completely edible, although  I wonder if he's mastered the strawberry filling part. I hope they taste good just as bread, even beyond the shock value. I am also fascinated by what his business plan must have looked like when applying for a start-up loan. I do wish him amazing success in the future, and hope that he's allowed to continue his work or even franchise it.

Do you serve these with head cheese or meatballs and can you make a functional banh mi? And will people let you eat in peace if they see you chowing down your lunch in public?

Alas, they probably don't ship well overseas, but I'd have loved to see some examples of these for Saymoukda Vongsay's forthcoming play, "Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals" in October, 2013. Vongsay was recently interviewed by Dr. Ketmani Kouanchao for the Twin Cities Daily Planet to discuss her journey and accomplishments so far.

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