Joseph Artioli in this framework has the vegetables just on a shelf of stone, like an ancient Pompeian fresco, making them emerge from the background thanks to the clever use of light.
These vegetables depicted under: cabbage, onion and carrot. All food basis of nutrition of the Romans. The cabbage was considered a miraculous plant by the Romans for its healing power and its beneficial effects and togheter with the onion was the main food of ships’ crews; as well as the spelled was the food of legionnaries.
As a recipe to combine with this picture, I have chosen:
Spelt with vegetables and soy sauce
380 g of pearl barley
250 g of cabbage
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
extra virgin olive oil