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Edible Art
Oct 11 2017

Edible Art

Intro 简介

Sculptures can be a feast for the eyes. You can stand there and look at one sculpture for hours if it is interesting enough. They have been around a long time and are made of many different materials. They can be made of ice, ceramic, clay, concrete, steel… you name it. Now, sculptures are not just a feast for your eyes. They can be a feast for your stomach.

People have been making edible art sculptures from sugar or candy. These may be sea shells or people. The sculptures often look very beautiful. And you can eat them! Some people think this is a really cool idea. Other people think it is frivolous. Why make art and then have it destroyed? It seems like a very strange impulse.

Andy loves edible art sculptures. Listen as he gives Dominique the scoop in today’s English lesson.

Dialogue 对话

Andy_H:  Oh man, Dominique.

Dominique:  What’s up?

Andy_H:  I just ordered the coolest birthday present in the world.

Dominique:  What was it?

Andy_H:  It’s an edible art/defsculpture of my face.

Dominique:  Andy, why?

Andy_H:  Why not? I mean, yeah, it may be senseless, and frivolous, and cost way too much money. But I get to eat my own head for my birthday!

Dominique:  I don’t understand. Are you going to take a picture of it? Or like, I mean…

Andy_H:  I’m probably going to do a lot of, you know, social media trending... trying to like… we’ll figure something out. But it will be a feast for the eyes!

Dominique:  And then you’re just going to eat it?

Andy_H:  Well, yeah that’s the edible part of it.

Dominique:  Andy, how much was this?

Andy_H:  I am not at liberty to say but it was… I don’t know, I just had an impulse! I really like this artist…

Dominique:  Andy, I could have drew you a picture and bought you some candy. Was it that serious? I mean…

Andy_H:  OK, A, I can’t eat that picture and B, what candy? Exactly. Edible art of me. It’s awesome.

Quiz 测验

  1. Which of the following is true?

  2. Andy admits that edible art sculptures are __.

  3. Something that is incredible to look at is __.

  4. That sculpture was __.