Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hydrocolloid Pantheon: Pectin Priestess

Third in the series! Here are the other two (gelatin and agar) and their sketches. I'm thinking of a combination of Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruitfulness, a sort of witchy priestess with a cauldron that's making jam, and perhaps a touch of Margaery Tyrell of Highgarden (go go Game of Thrones!).

Along the left side are the pectin-containing fruit foodstuffs jam, jelly, and marmalade. Along the right are two fruit-derived sources of pectin: dried orange peels and apple pomace (which does look like hamster food). Further down along the right side are some jam-making implements and along the bottom are some delicious foods that feature jams and jellies (thumbprint cookies, jammy dodgers, fruit tarts, jelly roll).

There are other types of fruit preserves such as chutney, confit, fruit butter, and fruit curd, but I don't think any of those require pectin and so aren't included in the illustration.

-- Julia
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking great - can't wait to see the final!