Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem Artichoke
16cm x 16cm. 6.3in x 6.3in.
Oil on stretched canvas

“A kind of sunflower with edible tubers. They have a fantastic sweet nutty flavour and are beautiful roasted. The colours on these little tubers are lovely rich reds and orangey pinks, yellows and deep dark browns. The French for this vegetable is Trompinambour, a name which reminds me of their side effect after eating too many. Excuse me, I must just leave the room, I feel a trompinambour brewing!”

1 comment:

Katherine said...

You beat me to it - I've been eyeing up the Jerusalem artichokes and was going to get some on the next shopping expedition.

Lovely work!