The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV contains step by step instructions on how to create the most realistic prop food for a theatrical production. From appetizers such as oysters on a half shell and chicken wings, entrees such as lobster and honey-glazed ham, to desserts, breakfasts, and even beverages, every meal is covered in this how-to guide. Full color images of each step and finished products illustrate each recipe, along with suggestions for keeping the budget for each project low. Safety Data Sheets and links to informative videos are hosted on a companion website.
Tamara L. Honesty is the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Kent State University. Tammy is a member of USA Local 829 as a scenic designer and has been a professional scenic artist for River City Scenic and at 3dx Scenic Studio where she was also a project manager. Examples of her painting talents have cruised the world on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She has been a prop master at Cornell University, the Human Race Theatre Company, and for many university productions. Tammy is a member and on the Board of Directors of USITT, as well as the Programming Coordinator for USITT's annual conference & stage expo.
Karestin Harrison is the Technical Theatre Director at Cardinal Gibbons High School, in Raleigh, NC. She has worked in the art department on two feature films in roles as set dresser for Susie's Hope and set decorator for The Ultimate Life. Karestin has been a props artisan as several regional theatres including PlayMakers Repertory Company, North Carolina Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.