Accidental Colour – Silver fish and tomato tones

The sight of silvery fish nestled into a turquoise dish with a sliver of lime and the palest green flesh of a fennel bulb has prompted my most recent example of accidental colour. Of course cooking is about the eye as much as the nose or the taste and arguably these colours are not so ‘accidental’ more likely the result of natures great and elegant flavour composition. Nature knows these flavours and colours come together of their own accord; we are just the conduit through which these accidental colours come together.

Equally the seasons final burst of tomatoes from my neighbours polytunnel have led to a cacophony of tomato tones through an impressive spectrum of colour. An epic production line of tomato jam, green tomato and black cherry tomato chutney has allowed natures great colour palette into the kitchen with a flourish.

Guess what you’re getting for Chritmas…


About Ptolemy Mann

Ptolemy Mann is a textile artist, designer and architectural colour consultant
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One Response to Accidental Colour – Silver fish and tomato tones

  1. judy says:

    Ptolemy, you take the most deliciously scrumptious pictures. I grew tomatoes on my balcony and was thrilled at one small bowl and next year I will take a picture.
    Hurrah for polytunnells!

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