Ordinary carrots become parrots in a sculpture by Jimmy Zhang, a chef and produce artist in San Francisco.
… and into a stallion. Jicama, daikon, rutabaga and taro are favored for carving three-dimensional figures because they are firm and don’t brown.
In the hands of James Parker, another of the leading talents in fruit and vegetable carving, a Meridol papaya turns into a flower.
Golden beet butterflies sit on an intricate watermelon flower by Mr. Zhang.