Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Purple reign...






I couldn't help but notice this weekend the abundance of colour, in particular purple. It's one of the colours in food I can't help but get drawn to, along with red - (which like birds they are more acutely sensitive to the purples and reds of berries and fruits in the wild). It's not just blanket colour too - purple is featuring as streaks, patterns and mottling on a whole host of seasonal vegetables. My favourites are pictured, as they are so vivid and interesting. Part of me wants to paint a still life and admire them for their intensely hued beauty, the other part wants to cook them and layer those colours with flavours and textures.

6 comments:

vida said...

Steven, delicious photos!! Borlotti beans are my favourite savoury dish in the world, since childhood. It is a stape that is often used in Yugosalvia where I was born and spent my first years. I still cook them, dry most of the year and then in summer when the fresh is available I do the Chilean version, I love them both ways. Vida x

Anthony said...

Amazing photos (again). DO you really take them all yourself?

Steven said...

Thankyou Vida - you most post up a few of your Borlotti Bean recipes so that I can give them a try, especially the Chilean version.. X

Steven said...

Hi Anthony,
Yes, all the photography on here is my own - I guess somewhere along the line I am a frustrated photographer...to be honest all I do is see things then shoot..will be at Borough tomorrow shopping for a Thanksgiving dinner I'm hosting with a friend, so I'll be snapping away again.
:)

Anthony said...

ARGH! People like you make me sick :-p You really get some great caputres!

Steven said...

I hope not - I'm a nice guy really, and just flukey at taking pictures..