Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Food for the Artist's Palate!


On these freezing winter nights we particularly enjoy our food - in large quantities! And I like to introduce a sense of whimsical artistry into it's preparation ...



A few years ago I came across these wonderful palette-shaped plates. How could I resist buying them?!



Here the culinary artist's materials are assembled. Pasta is bubbling. Rashers of delicious smokey bacon are sizzling in another pan, while onions, celery, red peppers and banana are chopped. A spoonful of curry powder adds to the colour spectrum on the palette. My favourite Yeo Valley Greek Style Organic joghurt is waiting ...

All the vegetables are thrown with a flourish into the pan and sauteed with the bacon, then the banana to thicken it up towards the end. Arrange the mixture on the palette, garnish with the joghurt ...


Food for the Artist's Palate - on a Palette Plate! Ingrid Sylvestre North East artist
From palette to palate! Yum ...

8 comments:

Anna said...

Mmmmmmm ~ would have never thought of using a banana in a pasta dish ~ am going to experiment. What a great shape for a plate ~ must make eating more interesting :)

Phoenix C. said...

Enjoy your experimenting Anna! Bananas are great for thickening dishes and add a subtle flavour too.

RuneE said...

I think I just got hungry... ;-)

Diane AZ said...

Oh yes, the palette shaped plates look irresistible and so does the pasta and joghurt recipe. Fun post!

Phoenix C. said...

Me too, RuneE! :)

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Diane!

Malyss said...

I love the idea! But I never had the chance to find such lovely and unic plates!

Phoenix C. said...

Malyss, I was lucky to find the plates in an 'end-of-range' store several years ago.