The pineapple made quite an impression when it arrived in Europe in the 17th century. Such an exotic fruit with its extraordinary appearance and delicious flavour, it was an object of luxury for more than a century until greenhouses were invented and cultivation in Europe became possible. You could hire a one for your party to show off your wealth and the fruit would do the rounds of all the fashionable houses until it rotted. My pineapple and fleur-de-lys stencils (for a project) arrived in the post today, so I tried it out on my kitchen cupboards.
By Amie Brûlée
Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.View all of Amie Brûlée's posts.