You’ve seen women in movies undergoing beauty treatments at spas. You may have remarked that they look like a salad, slathered with some food-based mask and sporting cool cucumber slices on their eyes. Now that look really is food! Anna Hezel and Gabriella Paiella at Lucky Peach made this cheese ball in that likeness using various cheeses covered in mashed avocados. Her towel head wrap is mozzarella cheese, and her lips are a big red bell pepper. But they make it clear that they did not come up with the original idea.
Anna initially found Spa Lady when she was browsing around for Halloween-themed crafts. A few clicks down the rabbit hole, a tutorial on Hungry Happenings revealed her in all her glory. We read the comments, which we’re told never to do, and found throngs of home cooks bickering about her true origin. While many lauded Spa Lady as a breakthrough in cheese-ball artistry, one commenter claimed that the recipe was not revolutionary whatsoever, and had been around since she was “in school.”
Then you get to see the recipe, and the process of building this in pictures. -via Boing Boing