Wednesday 26 October 2011

Chinese Trinity, 2002

Because it's half term and I don't think I'm going to get the chance to do any painting for a few days, here is another old painting. It dates from from November 2002 and is called "Chinese Trinity". That was the description given to these three ingredients - spring onions, garlic and root ginger - by Ken Hom. The idea was that they were the most important flavours in Chinese cooking. Before we had children, I used to cook a lot of vegetable stir fries (although I rarely followed a recipe), featuring a base note of spring onions, garlic and ginger. I'm not entirely sure why I stopped, but whenever I try to feed my children a vegetable stir fry now, they object strenuously.

Oil on canvas, 7 x 5".

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