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Replica Food by Papercraft

 - Jun 11, 2008
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With rising fuel and food prices, enjoying your steak may become something of a rarity. Or if you are trying to diet or cut down on your meat intake, then you will also appreciate this paper steak model with no calories. You can pretend instead. Even better, there is also no need for refrigeration! The paper model is available for download. You can download everything you see in the picture - steak either raw or cooked, plate, carrots and even the silverware.

Replica food is big business in Japan. They started off with wax models but now highly trained fake food artists make them out of plastic. They are fantastic in how closely they resemble actual dishes made by restaurants. Sometimes they look better than the real thing! The very beginning of giving Japanese customers much more than a menu to choose from began late in the 19th century when Japan started to have more contact with the West. The new cuisines were strange to them and they needed some way of visualising what they could order.

You can read more about Japanese replica food on the Japan Welcomes You website.