Tuesday, 4 September 2012

In praise of the pineapple

Skiourophile informed me last night that a truly delightful pineapple teacosy is on display in her skiourophillia blog:


Pineapples appear in all kinds of surprising places, like the Jamaican coat of arms. I was recently exploring the show room of a certain extensive Scandinavian design store in Sydney when I came across a plastic pineapple in a trendy kitchen display! Sadly it wasn't for sale! Anne.

As Fran Beauman says in The Pineapple: King of Fruits
"Why is the pineapple so special? In one surprising sense it is indeed ideal. Made up of hundreds of separate fruitlets, its spirals embody the gradations of the Golden Mean - it is mathematically perfect. But it is more than that - for years a focus of traveler's tales, it is a treasure of sight and scent and taste." 

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