Turning Food Into Art in Sutter Creek

Turning Food Into Art in Sutter Creek

article by Mary Ann Tortorich of Trinity, Sutter Creek and President of Trinity Episcopal Church Women
photo by Teddy West


Nine Trinity Episcopal Church Women (ECW) members attended a special day of food and fun in early June.

Frank, ECW President Mary Ann Tortorich's husband, brought items he had carved from fruits and vegetables, including an eggplant penguin. He demonstrated how to make a fruit bowl out of a watermelon that looked like a wishing well, along with other creative ideas.

Under Frank’s patient direction, we each carved different fruits and vegetables to make our own radish mice, egg spiders, apple birds, lemon and lime whales, and squash geese. We also made “flowers” for an arrangement from turnip slices, radishes, and green onions. Some women who attended chose just to watch Frank and did not participate with these projects. However, everyone made a set of fruit tail feathers to complete Frank’s spectacular watermelon peacock. All the women had a great time, ending the class by posing with our creations.

Do you want to learn more about Trinity Episcopal Church Women and their activities? Click here to visit the Trinity ECW website, or contact President Mary Ann Tortorich: (209) 296-7242.

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