Fractals. Fractals are in food. No they have nothing to do with taste (as far as I can tell) and also nothing to do with nutrition (I think). No. Fractals have to do with the incredible, amazing design ability of the Mother we call Nature.
A fractal is a geometeric pattern within a pattern within a pattern, decreasing in size, ad infinitum. Trees are a classic example of fractal design. Start with the big trunk and main bottom branches and that design repeats itself as the tree grows, the pattern growing smaller as the tree grows out.
But I thinks fractals in food are a lot more fun. Some grow that way. Others we can create ourselves.
|The Artichoke as a fractal|
|Romanesco as a fractal...look closely as the repeating design & how it grows smaller|
We can also create a fractal in food and have some fun doing it. I found this picture of fractal eggs on line. It really made me giggle.
|Fractal sunny side funny eggs|
|Curly Fractal Cabbage|