Food that Looks Like Something it Isn't and Vice-Versa

By: Armida Ascano - Nov 9, 2010   Updated: Mar 25 2011
Though the concept of deceptive delectables may be confusing at first, it really is quite simple and surprisingly common. Deceptive delectables are foods that look like something they aren't, or something that looks like food, but is in fact inedible.

This compilation of deceptive delectables ranges from edible handbags to papercraft meals and will have you playing with your food.

Implications - The rise in popularity of gastronomy and the accessibility of haute cuisine has inspired culinary artists to rethink food presentation. Deceptive ad campaigns, hybrid foods and innovative packaging designs that transform food into edible works of art are just some of the creative manifestations that reflect our epicurean culture.