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STEP 7:

After you’ve completed your “foodscape architecture,” it’s time to raise your creation up! Here’s where the chopsticks come into play. For the configuration we made, you’ll need 4 “risers,” which are essentially just 4 full chopsticks glued to 4 half chopsticks to create a 3-D rectangle, but feel free to make your mini High Line even longer and more robust than ours using even more risers and boxes. Depending on how long your table is, you might be able to fit in the whole High Line! To create the half chopsticks, we just sawed full chopsticks in half and then used a hot glue gun filled with wood glue to attach the half chopsticks to the full chopsticks to make the risers. Once that's done, paint all of your risers black.

MATERIALS:

- 5 plastic sushi takeout containers - 12 pairs of wooden chopsticks - black paint - black paper - a fork - foil - glue - a knife - A spatula or spoon - FOOD! You can get pretty creative here and substitute whatever you like but here is what we used:

- mashed potatoes - chinese chives - yams or carrots - stuffing - cranberry paste or quince paste - baby corn - purple corn or whatever corn you have at your local greenmarket - pickled red peppers - soymeat (in an effort to make this recipe vegetarian) - broccoli - dried rosemary - agar agar + blue food coloring (for the water feature) - mexican corncakes or cornbread - enoki mushrooms (for the “people”) - wasabi flavored sesame seeds - black sesame seeds

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  1. Jill Fehrenbacher Jill Fehrenbacher November 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Yuka, this is amazing! You are incredible!