In cooking it is often used as a garnish or decoration, both in sweet and in savoury dishes.
The most savoury of the paintings (if I can use that word without coming across as prudish) are a series of nudes done from life in South Africa.
In general, most of the salt we consume is not added during cooking or at the table, but comes from processed foods such as bread, cheese, savoury snacks, breakfast cereals and ready-meals.
Nutmeg is as popular a spice for savoury dishes as sweet, lending a mellow flavour to rice puddings, sausages and mash, baked custards and fruit cake.
Pears are one of the few fruits that lend themselves equally happily to sweet and savoury dishes.
It was tasty enough, but I suspect the chef's talent lies with the savoury dishes.
Fruit or savoury foods seem to be better at preventing nausea than sweeter snacks.
It is easy to identify sweets as culprits, but what about the hidden danger of sugar in savoury foods and foods thought to be healthy, such as breakfast cereals, fruit juices, salad dressings, and yoghurts?
Keep a light snack such as a savoury biscuit or cracker by your bed and eat before getting up in the morning or if you wake in the night, to help prevent sickness in the morning.
As a big fan of fruit as part of the main savoury dish of the meal I thoroughly enjoyed this.