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Uli Westphal: Fruit Au Naturale

My cousin shared a neat find on the (a)Musing Foodie Facebook Page the other day. A fellow blogger stumbled upon Uli Westphal, an artist who has taken the time to showcase non-standardized fruits and vegetables in what he’s calling the “Mutato-Project.”

What does that mean, exactly?

Well.

Uli Westphal: Fruit Au Naturale
Source: uliwestphal.de/mutatoes

The non-standardized produce looks a little weird. Okay, a lot weird.

But Westphal explains, “Produce has become a highly designed, monotonous product. We have forgotten, and in many cases never experienced, the way fruits, roots, and vegetables can actually look (and taste). The Mutato-Project serves to document, preserve and promote these last remainders of agricultural diversity.”

Uli Westphal: Fruit Au Naturale
Source: uliwestphal.de/mutatoes

But why should that matter? Typically, unmodified produce tastes SO much better than the grocery store status quo, which (quite frankly) makes me think of The Wall.

And I kinda like the quirky attitude of the fruits and veggies.

Uli Westphal: Fruit Au Naturale
Source: uliwestphal.de/mutatoes

Looking to grow your own quirky produce? Check out these links for some inspiration, and consider buying heirloom seeds from my parents’ Etsy shop!


 

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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