Tammy Polatsek is a renowned upscale party and event planner who has designed and coordinated hundreds of events nationwide. Based in New York City, she travels the world to bring her creativity and artistry to all who demand her services. From an intimate dinner for two to a gala affair for two thousand, Tammy produces the entire event. Table toppers, floral arrangements, hors d'oeuvres, fruit art, etc. all become creatively integrated through Tammy's artistic hand. What sets Tammy apart from other event planners is that she is a professional artist herself. She bakes magnificent cakes, creates innovative floral arrangements, and then, of course, there's her fruit artistry. To Tammy, fruit is her canvas. For years she has been teaching fruit carving throughout New York and neighboring areas. Scores of fascinated students flock to her classes to learn the tricks of the trade from a true professional. But taking a class is one thing and having actual photographs with accompanying instructions is quite another. Which brings us to Aristocratic Fruits, Tammy's exquisite new book. With over 350 live photographs, this book is a masterpiece. Using the book as your guide, learn to create everything from simple, neat platters to intricate watermelon carvings.