Artichokes have a tender heart at their core which is protected by strong layers of leaves - lovely characteristics that may be interpreted in a myriad of ways! Sigmund Freud wasn't alone linking the phallic shape of a banana with reproductive organs! Artichokes are an ancient vegetable that are full of symbolism.
Founders Susannah and Hugh Cameron delight in continuously finding unique pieces for their loyal clients - their thoughtfully curated collection is refreshed weekly.
Artisan with fig, leaf and garlic grater Their plump green and purple skins and blushing pink interior make them a designers dream!.
There is no doubt that the fig is a biblical fruit - one thinks immediately of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
This still life by Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo dates to the 17th century - isn't it amazing to see how the fruit has evolved? They were cultivated in glass houses in the late 18th century and soon after became available to the general public.
When you scratch the surface it is amazing what you can discover.