This book features approximately 500 photos of ice, snow and wood sculptures as well as sand. Any of these sculptures could be of value to those working in the culinary profession. Especially to chefs who want to enhance their careers.Pictures of ice carvings provide ideas to anyone interested in competition, or those who want to do a carving for a festive occasion or maybe just for fun.International snow sculpture competition is held in Breckenridge CO. This event takes place annually. Details featured in book. Eighteen teams worldwide competed in this competition in 2004.Sand sculptures are another art form. Some may last for weeks while others wash away with the ocean tide. Mostly what I enjoy are watching the sandaholics trying their best to win the competition in Carmel CA. This includes children and adults working side by side. Harrison Lake Hot Springs BC features the Masters Sculptures of the world competition. Also there are professionals who travel the world creating beautiful sculptures.Wood carvings of Itsyville by Blanchard in Carmel CA. Very beautiful and interesting to see.