At Last... A Diet That's Satisfying and FUN!
The problem with most diets is that they leave you wanting
more. But Mel Varisco's recipes for creating miniature foods
such as grapefruits, bananas, and strawberries eliminate even
the strongest hunger pangs. And if fruits and vegetables are
not enough, her techniques for making miniature French bread,
potatoes, and biscuits will fill you up in no time.
Known best for her "Mini's by Mel" books, courses, and foods,
Mel especially enjoys traveling to miniature shows around
the country to sell her creations. "Miniaturing has completely
changed my life," she says. "I can go anywhere in the country
and find somebody who will let me park my motorhome in their
driveway." Now in "Fun With Foods With Mel Varisco," Volume
6 of The Master Miniaturists Video Instructional Series, Mel
parks in front of your home and teaches you how to make everything
from lemons, to avocados, to biscuits, using simple tools
and materials. Feasting on her wealth of information will
satisfy even the pickiest of appetites.
If there's a running theme throughout this video, it would
have to be ..."Have fun!" From it's comprehensive discussion
of Tools and Materials, all the way through to it's hilarious
outtakes, Mel's enthusiasm, infectious laughter, and rapid
fire delivery will excite and inspire you. In the first five
minutes alone, you'll learn that when it comes to clay, they're
all good. "I've found you can use them all," says Mel. "You
can mix them, blend them, and get the best of each without
having to choose one over the other."
Some miniaturists, however, still have their preferences,
and those preferences create problems. For instance, many
have discovered they can't use Cernit because their hands
are too hot and the clay is too soft, making it almost impossible
to work with. Others have the opposite problem. Their cold
hands prevent them from working with harder clays such as
Femo. Mel's advice? If your hands are too hot, keep ice water
on the table to cool them down. If they're too cold, well...
"Sit on them!" she laughs. Whatever you do, "Don't give up!"
And don't strive for perfection either. Let nature be your
guide. "The most important reference material when creating
miniature fruits and vegetables is the real thing," says Mel
while picking through a large basket of real fruit. "There's
nothing in nature that's perfect. If you like what you've
made, and it works for you, it's O.K. Don't let anyone tell
you something isn't the right scale." As an afterthought,
she smiles and adds, "You can tell them I said so."