Health & Life


French-Vietnamese mom turns kids’ dishes into art

Lan Le carves her children’s food into the shapes of things they found most exciting recently.

With a little bit of eggs, rice and home-grown vegetables, it only took Ms. Lan Le 15 minutes to prepare this dinner for her children. She wanted to recreate her sons, Arthur, favourite character from the bed-time story she told him the night before.

With a few eggs, rice and home-grown vegetables, it only took Lan Le 15 minutes to prepare this dinner for her children. She wanted to recreate her son Arthur’s favorite character from the bedtime story she had told him the night before. The Vietnamese mother of two lives in southern France.

Lan loves to cook. She uses her skills to turn her dishes into arts so every meal can become an excited experience for her children.

Lan loves to cook. She uses her skills to turn her dishes into arts so every meal can become an exciting experience for her children.

Her children, Anger, 6, and Arthur, 4, are not picky-eaters. They love eating vegetables, especially carrot, peas, cucumber and pineapple.

Her children Anger, 6, and Arthur, 4, are not picky eaters. They love vegetables and fruits, especially carrot, peas, cucumber and pineapple.

Ms. Lan calls this project My Darlings Diaries Through Food, where little details in Angers and Arthurs life are recorded.

Lan calls this project “My Darlings’ Diaries Through Food” and records mundane details of Anger and Arthur’s lives.

While playing with clay, her children usually ask Ms. Lan to make animals from their stories or cartoon characters. Thats when she got the idea of recreating memorable details of their life through food

When playing with clay, her children ask Lan to make animals from their stories or cartoon characters. That’s when she got the idea of recreating memorable details of their life through food.

Anger was so mesmerized by the beautiful creators she saw at the Aquarium, that when she got re-introduced to one, she didnt want to say goodbye.

Anger was so mesmerized by the beautiful creatures she saw in an aquarium that when she became reacquainted with one, she didn’t want to eat it.

The weather forecast can be recreated with just pasta, some cherry tomatoes and a piece of bread. This is how Ms. Lan cheers up her children during rainy days

The weather forecast can be recreated with some pasta, cherry tomatoes and a piece of bread. This is how Lan cheers up her children on rainy days.

Arthur thinks he as quick and witty as a pirate, so his mother created this cute portrait for him.

Arthur thinks he is quick and witty as a pirate, so his mother created this cute image for him.

This bunny was an Easter zpecial, created from fruits and nuts.

This bunny was an Easter special created from fruits and nuts.

The Vietnamese mum wants to remind her children of their origin through the images of ao dai, conical hat and lotus flowers.

This Vietnamese mom wants to remind her children of their origin by creating images of the ao dai, conical hat and lotus flowers.

Anger and Arthur love eating fruits, especially when they are cut and made into cute animal shapes.

Anger and Arthur love eating fruits, especially when they are cut into cute animal shapes.

Most of the meals are made from whatever food that already there in the fridge.

Most of the meals are made from whatever food that is already there in the fridge.



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