Baby Buddha Pears

Food & Design

baby buddha shaped pears

Gao Xianzhang. a farmer from the village of Hexia, in Hebia, northern China found a way, using fiberglass and plastic, to mold pears as they grow to form the shape of the baby Buddha. This is an ingenious way of mixing both food and design into one nice package, sans package of course. He sells the pears for $7 US (50 Yuan) a piece, which might seem a little pricey, but there’s more to it than that. Apparently there’s a legend within Chinese literature regarding fruit resembling a baby that bestows immortality (See post on Kottke.org. I looked through the referenced book post on Wikipedia, but did not see anything regarding fruit in the shape of a baby. However, reading the entry to strike another cord with me. The story of the Monkey King within this novel sounds very much like Jet Li’s role in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) along with Jackie Chan.

One link always leads to the next.

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~ by JR Prospal on 28 September 2009.

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