A vegetable garden, in the beginning looks so promising and then after all, little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.
— Gertrude Stein
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
— Fran Lebowitz
On a more serious side, here is an extensive article on Still Life painting and artists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Still_life