Getting Square

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fruit salad tends to be a bright and juicy jumble piled into a bowl. Varying its presentation beyond tiny morsels in verrines, an elegantly dishevelled island in a pool of syrup or the starchy buffet-table offering of a fruit platter can be tricky. Anything too fussy often detracts from the natural appeal of the fruit so, trying not to fix what isn’t broken, into the bowl it goes. It’s less about the lipstick-on-a-pig attempt to make a stew or a bowl of porridge look pretty, and more about trying not to pile an inch of make-up on a supermodel! Ah, the perils of food styling...

So this Rubik's cube-inspired fruit salad is great - it's eye-catching and unusual, but still highlights the colour and texture of the fruit.

Fruit salad cube from PicFor.Me via Pinterest

Much as I love the look of it, I'm not completely sold on the idea of fetta in a fruit salad (although the combination of fetta and watermelon in salads seems to be in vogue at the moment). What do you think about the look of this fruit salad - is it good to see something a little unusual, or better to stick with the jumbled bowl?

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