Reds & Yellows
When the two come together, I am E N R A P T U R E D!
With red generally denoting robustness and energy, and yellow symbolising happiness and sunshine, is it any wonder that in the science of food imagery, food-related items with these two hues would be more attractive and appetizing, as compared, to blue-colored items - to illustrate, how many blue items did you eat today? Other than blueberries (which are not really blue, more prussian dark blue) and maybe blue icing (though, I shudder at even that), there are very few blue-hued food which do not cause you to throw up, feel queasy or just turn your appetite upside-down!
According to Wikipedia, red, along with yellow and orange, is thought to provoke hunger, hence its use in logos by food vendors. Think McDonald's, Burger King, Long John Silver's...
Not one to disprove such theories, here's a shot to whet your appetite - a yellow fluffy herbed omelette with a red cherry tomatoes, onion and green chillies salsa.
If you are interested in making the tomato salsa, it's as easy as 'abc':
- slice into half a handful of cherry tomatoes
- slice a quarter of one big yellow onion and half a green chilli
- roughly chop some cilantro leaves
- add all of the above in a bowl together with some olive oil (about a tablespoon), juice from half a lime (about a tablespoon), salt and black pepper, and stir together.