With flowers on our mind this month, we can’t stop thinking about different ways in which they intrigue us. Edible flowers have graced dishes for centuries, it isn’t a new thing or a new fad, but right now we just happen to be hooked on some of the beautiful dishes we are seeing.
As we are slowly leaving winter behind, mixing flowers into main dishes, salads, soups, desserts, and drinks will get you into good spirits. There are two types of edible flowers: ornamental flowers and herbal flowers. The herbal flowers can be slightly tasteless, like their stems and leaves, however it is said that all edible flowers have good health benefits. Borage is said to help us forget our troubles and marigolds are said to bring happiness.
Try it, put some petals into your recipes!
Nasturtium on top of a fillet of cod, by chef Iker Erauzkin
Decorate a pizza with clover, lilac, and viola.
Have you tried edible flowers?