We don’t like to do the whole “we liked them before they were cool” thing but with Bompas and Parr, we’ll gladly make an exception. We’ve long been fans of the genius gastronomic duo and have watched their rise to creative stardom with pride and joy. To mark their latest installation at London’s Kew Gardens, the pair are releasing their new book – Tutti Frutti with Bompas & Parr and Friends – which they describe with typical relish (sorry) as exploring “the gustatory implications of fruit salad!”
They go on: “The new and sensual book takes in architectural pineapples, the spaces of banana control, how blue became the international colour for raspberries and a luxurious host of fruity recipes…It’ll be a book to melt people’s brains.”
The “friends” referred to in the title include an amazing array of top talent including chefs, illustrators, photographers, architects and many more. This shoot conceived by artist Emma Rios presents the humble ingredients of your local supermarket’s fruit and veg section in a salacious, lightly scandalous way – you’ll never look at a green guy in quite the same way.
The book is released next week and you can preorder it here.