Gourmet's Diary Of A Foodie

Trompe L'Oeil: The Art Of Culinary Deception

Season 2, Episode 9 of 20

Can a great meal be based on deception? Trompe L'Oeil means "fooling the eye," and some chefs and experts are doing just that. Come along and meet a chef who's been figuring out ways to fool diners for 45 years, feeding them "scrambled eggs" made out of scallops and other, even more fantastic creations. Travel to New York City to visit a cake "studio" where edible foods replace tubes of paints. Back in the gourmet kitchen, we'll show you how to create a "slice of watermelon" that looks exactly like the real thing - with seeds made out of chocolate.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
11/4/2008
2 p.m.
7/22/2009
noon
7/25/2009
2:30 p.m.
5/31/2010
noon
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