Gene Shallot

Gene Shallot

This is my first attempt at a portrait of a real person.  I have made faces before, and cartoon characters … but this is different.  I can’t say it looks exactly like Gene Shalit.  The primary issue is the lack of forehead showing.  Next time.  Or never again.  Either way.

The hair is made from 101 Cookbook’s crispy shallot recipe and thinly sliced nori.  The rice is flavored lightly, the eyes are olives, glasses are cucumber, and the tie is watermelon.  The roasted corn salad is seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Of course my daughter has no idea who Gene Shalit is, she is convinced I have made a lady for her!

4 thoughts on “Gene Shallot

  1. Love the nori hair! It reminds me I have been wondering if there is a way to make collard green chips like kale chips. I tried it but they were flat and got stuck to the cookie sheet. Do you have any experience with vegetable “chips”?

    • I have made kale chips- I like them best tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast. I have not tried collard greens, I wonder if they would be tough. When in doubt line the baking sheet with parchment paper. That will resolve any sticking. Try tossing them every few minutes as they cook…

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