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The Body Baker

I know it’s not a new thing, but I was astonished by these images. A Thai undergraduate artist and also a son of a baker started to make breads resembling to human body parts. He paints these, improve them with chocholate, etc.

Kittiwat Unarrom has serious aims with his works. He said:

Of course, people were shocked and thought that I was mad when they saw the works. But once they knew the idea behind it, they understood and became interested in the work itself, instead of thinking that I am crazy… Everyone’s life is rushed nowadays, even when it comes to eating. When we eat, we don’t think about our health or safety, we only think of our taste buds.

When people see the bread, they don’t want to eat it. But when they taste it, it’s just normal bread. The lesson is ‘don’t judge just by outer appearances.

It’s so great. Someone invents a spectacular, new way of art, and additionally he sends a message with it.

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  1. meeeee #

    holy crap, where do i get some?

    December 17, 2006
  2. Jeffrey #

    yucks. will anyone seriously eat it? its like challenging ur own preconceived notions to do something u personally would find repugnant.

    maybe cannibals will be interested with this?

    December 26, 2006
  3. Yes, the article says that many people wanted to taste it. And they liked it. :)

    December 26, 2006
  4. Rob #

    OK, this lends itself to a ton of puns, like:
    - He must have graduated at the head of his class
    - Everybody give this guy a hand!
    - The people in town know that there is trouble afoot.
    - I wouldn’t have the guts to make this stuff.
    - He has a leg up on the other bakers in town.
    - He honed his abdomen skills at the Naval Academy.
    - He improved upper extremity skills in the Army.
    - The feet are delivered in a toe truck.

    Sorry.

    Rob

    December 30, 2006
  5. LOL… I loved these. :)

    December 30, 2006
  6. David Harmon #

    I’m also reminded of the little images left as prayers or thanks at certain “healing shrines”. This goes back to various pagan faiths, but has also been “Christianized”, e.g. in Mexico.

    January 3, 2007
  7. Tom #

    Maybe this is where the “Roll” in ScienceRoll comes from? ;-)

    January 4, 2007
  8. LOL…

    Scienceroll comes from Blogroll. Easy to remember, easy to type… Just a bit false as I write about medicine and genetics, not all the branches of science.

    January 4, 2007
  9. Sherrie #

    Now how to get the same idea across in the meat industry. Can you shape meat to look like a mad cow? I would like to challenge anyone out there.

    February 25, 2007
  10. Jetta #

    Why is it that this seems a bit more disturbing than the body part Halloween cakes? It’s probably just me…I guess these look more real…

    May 9, 2007
  11. Anonymous #

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    May 10, 2007
  12. freddy #

    Well I think it’s getting a good message out. Particilary 2 the obised ppl out there.

    May 10, 2007
  13. Mee #

    crazy. chineese man.
    ahh
    DONT EAT MY CAT!!

    May 10, 2007
  14. hooha #

    that guy is from Thailand
    RTFA

    May 10, 2007
  15. wolf #

    I want that bread!! I would eat it for sure…may be with some strawberry jam :D

    May 10, 2007
  16. Amy #

    EWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!!! (((PUKES all over the keyboard!!!!)))

    OMG !! THAT IS JUST GROSS!! but im sure ‘hannibal’lector’ would ‘wolf’ that stuff down in a matter of minutes !!!

    May 10, 2007
  17. JEFF #

    CANNABALS TURNED VEGANS REJOICE!!!!

    May 10, 2007
  18. jenni #

    how did he actually make that???????????

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!

    May 10, 2007
  19. neko #

    now that hufu turned out to be a scam, if this guy sells this stuff, i can still pretend to eat people.

    i want the head. tearing off its face with my teeth sounds like fun.

    pass the jam, wolf.

    May 10, 2007
  20. aly #

    he could like hide real bodies in there. he probably is =|

    May 10, 2007
  21. Alex #

    its like tofu for canniables

    May 10, 2007
  22. Kevin #

    Dude this is insane but it is worth a try I guess. Where is this location city and state? I’m curious to know.

    May 11, 2007
  23. Fabala #

    *throws up*

    May 11, 2007
  24. Mark #

    Sweet!

    May 11, 2007
  25. Frannie #

    thats really sick but cool at the same time

    May 11, 2007
  26. christine #

    wow..

    May 11, 2007
  27. hey that looks really cool … i would deffo like to try it !! keep up the good job..it ROCKS..YEAH!!!

    May 11, 2007
  28. HI COOL PEOPLE..ANY BODY HERE THAT WANTS TO CHAT ON THIS ?? IT ROCKS MY SOCKS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO MY TOES =] CYA XX

    May 11, 2007
  29. Ami #

    You could serve a hand for desert, with some jam and whipped cream, and call it “ladyfingers.” :-P

    I’m not sure if I could bring myself to eat this or not. It’s probably delicious.

    May 11, 2007
  30. Missy #

    Oh…That’s coooool I really enjoy this kind of thing lol it’s sooo awsome lol.

    May 12, 2007
  31. Moo #

    He proved his point looking at all the people posting here.

    You’re always juding everything based upon appearance.

    May 12, 2007
  32. reid cook #

    PIMPIN STUFF RIGHT THERE LOL. LUNCH AND A LITTLE TOE JAM. sorry had to say it

    May 12, 2007
  33. ileana #

    he’s really7 ‘toe’ing the line.sorry rob,you left that one out.

    May 13, 2007
  34. cool #

    ah
    cool
    gross maybe
    but still cool

    May 13, 2007
  35. RosieRedHead(for 8 washes...hehe) #

    does it come in wholegrain???
    AND-since when is bread delicious anyway?
    It should be CHOCOLATE

    May 14, 2007
  36. RosieRedHead(for 8 washes...hehe) #

    CHOOOOOOOCOOOOOOLAAAAAATE
    ..sorry

    May 14, 2007
  37. Dog #

    Look so delicious!!!

    May 17, 2007
  38. Ken #

    OK, this is too easy….

    Are you are leg or a thigh person?

    May 17, 2007
  39. cannibus #

    He should just display it as art.

    May 23, 2007
  40. Anonymous #

    this was wikket freaken cool dude

    May 23, 2007
  41. FITTTO #

    HAHAHHAHAH that is amazing!!! talk about “Fingerfood” hahhahah (puns are fun)

    June 1, 2007
  42. Doctor Fish #

    Wow, this guy really needs to go get laid or something.

    June 4, 2007
  43. Sue MacLean #

    ..it could be laminated and used as Halloween props. We create a haunted house each Halloween, not too gruesome but we try to get some realistic elements in it and the kids enjoy it. We’ve baked bones before i never thought of baking body parts. Hes a genious making them so life like! Im gonna work with bread dough and see if i can have any luck, but i know its not gonna come anywhere’s near the artwork that this guy creates. Hats off to ya Kittiwat Unarrom, your very talented.

    June 6, 2007
  44. adriana #

    hahah gross that looks wierd

    June 7, 2007
  45. wanna go out

    July 17, 2007
  46. Okay I always believe in the saying don’t judge the book by its cover but in this case I’m not sure if I can still afford to say that. I couldn’t stand eating in a restaurant with hanging bodies of turkeys and chickens hanging at the side of the resto near its kitchen. It’s very morbid. How much more with this kind of scenery in a bake shop?! Don’t you think our sense of taste are also affected by our imagination?

    November 8, 2007
  47. Of course, it is affected, but that’s how it works. :)

    November 8, 2007
  48. jennibal #

    awesome.

    August 23, 2009
  49. hamed #

    wow it is awesome

    November 2, 2010
  50. Anonymous #

    delicious . . hahahaha

    July 16, 2012

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