Fruit and veggie leathers are not just for kidsnowadays. Many Michelin-rated restaurants have now started garnishing their plates with leathers, such as a onion or tomato leathers. WD-50 in NYC even creates a delicious chocolate leather.
It turns out that it is fairly simple to make your own! Puree, a smidge of gelatin, dehydrate and ta da…your own fruit or veggie leather. You can read more detailed instructions (and a few delish looking recipes) here.
As part of my terra cibus fine art series, I actually shot a fruit leather under a scanning electron microscope. Take a look at the interesting image below.
terra cibus no. 41: fruitrollup 1