The carrot came out of our garden.
After a thorough, but gentle washing,I poked a bamboo skewer in the top of the root and set it down into an empty wine bottle - so the root was pointed straight up when shooting.
Lit with a bare SB-600 camera-right and behind. Two other speedlights in DIY soft boxes left and right. All lights fired with Cybersync triggers.
Background is black foam core board.