Rice spiced with chili oil, black truffle, kurkuma and fresh parsil
Playing with your food is no longer a faux pas—especially when you're as talented as food stylist De Meal Prepper. Her animal-inspired arrangements go beyond your average dinner plate and rise to the level of edible art. Using a combination of rice, vegetable purees, and spices, she forms three-dimensional portraits that look almost too cute to eat.
De Meal Prepper forms her food with a realistic style and a painterly touch. Doing both of these things is not an easy feat; to marry all the colors and textures that are happening on a single plate, the food artist uses spices as watercolor pigments to make her shadows appear deeper and the highlights brighter. In the case of animals with unique markings—like a tiger—spices also help to showcase these characteristics.
Scroll down and whet your whistle with some of De Meal Prepper’s most artistic creations, then follow her on Instagram to see what she’s making next.
De Meal Prepper is a food stylist creating edible art of creatures large and small.
Greek pasta with homemade tomato sauce, green haricots, chives and feta cheese
Spicy sushi plate with rice, carrots, edamame beans, peppers, and bacon
Pearl couscous served with a creamy mascarpone sauce, chicory and fresh herbs
Spicy side dish with bulgur, Thai rice, and chili sauce
Wild and white basmati rice, black beans, and a puree of beans
Mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, and carrots
Spicy couscous with carrots, broccoli rice, and sweet corn
Sweet tropical pancakes made with coconut and coconut milk
Poke plate with fresh salmon, sashimi, and cucumber
Beetroot-potato mash with steamed zucchini, tomatoes and mozzarella
Veggie vermicelli with homemade fresh tomato sauce, carrots, green peppers, onions, and garlic
Creamy vegan chocolate risotto with cacao nibs
Poke plate with sushi rice, fresh tuna, and nori
In addition to animals, De Meal Prepper also creates plates inspired by popular culture.
Baby Yoda — Mung bean and cauliflower puree that has been colored with beetroot
Elsa — Creamy “Frozen” strawberry ricotta served with sweetened pasta
Joker — Garlic mashed potatoes with a spicy chili sauce and cucumber salad
The Scream — Mashed chickpeas with spicy chili olive oil, black tahini and lemon