Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Romanesco

Couldn't resist photographing it before eating it:


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Romanesco is a cauliflower with an interesting similarity to fractals - it's pattern is repeating itself self-similar in different scales. Fascinating, isn't it?

This macro shot was of course mirrored once and stitched together to enhance the mathematical structure of the plant even further. A duplex treatment gave the nice colors.

Tastes less pronounced than broccoli, but has an interesting mild note standard cauliflower hasn't, BTW.

1 comment:

Mac Dub said...

In some realms it goes by the name of Brocoflower. Very elusive and very tasty!