Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Flowers in Food


How do we feel about flowers in food? I think I ate a pansy once and didn't really care for it, but they sure do make for a pretty plate.

[cornbread and avocado summer saladcorn soup with zucchini blossoms; edible flower cupcakes; flowering bee balmspring forward saladblooming champagne cupcakes;]

24 comments:

  1. i'm intrigued by it, though i've never tried. i heard hibiscus is supposed to be really tasty in certain soups.

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  2. i think i'm kind of indifferent about actually eating the flower, but i love the way it looks. i once had an orchid martini at japonais in nyc and it was amazing!

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  3. They look so pretty and make such a great addition to a plate. I had some flowers in salads before and they were really good:) happy Tuesday, my dear
    Kisses

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  4. I think they are beautiful! Carla

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  5. I notice a lot of restaurants have squash blossoms on their menus these days. Does that count? The only other flower I've had is honeysuckle, but I didn't actually chew it up.

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  6. I absolutely adore flowers in food! All flowers from herbs are edible and great for adding flavors, too. GREAT post! :)

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  7. They certainly make the dish more beautiful, but I'm on the fence. Sometimes I've liked them (like a candied hibiscus dipped in chocolate -- does that even still count?) and sometimes I've just moved them to the side.

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  8. I made lavender cupcakes once. They were really good!

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  9. They look stunning but not really appetizing unless made out of straight, delicious, edible sugar.

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  10. Oh, I think the flowers look lovely from a presenation standpoint but I would most likely "remove before eating" :)

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  11. i love the way they look, but not a fan of how they taste!


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  12. Beautiful. Growing up my mother would always make us the cake of our choice for our birthdays. She would decorate it with flowers from the garden. Usually gardenias and such. They were lovely!

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  13. yes they make the food beautiful.. but would i actually eat them? probably not! and thank you so much for stopping by my blog! cant wait to follow you :)

    XO makall

    everydaydose.blogspot.com

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  14. all these foods look great!
    i especially love the fresh flowers on the wedding cakes, makes them look beautiful.
    glad we are blog friends:)

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  15. I've only tried nasturtiums, and they did have an interesting taste. Love these images.

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  16. I think that they are super pretty, but... I might be scared to actually eat one!

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  17. I made a cake decorated with violas last summer. I pretty much hoarded all of the leftover viola plants from work haha It's a weird texture when you eat them but it looks good! I love nasturtiums, though.

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  18. These look delicious. After weeks of eating out, I'm finally inspired to stay in and try cooking.

    Thanks for the photo inspirations!

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  19. hahahaha. I ate a flower once too and I DID NOT like it one bit, but they sure are pretty.

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  20. LOVEEE flower in food! These ones you have posted look amazing and so elegant! xo

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  21. I looooove flowers in food.... but it's definitely not for their taste!
    xo

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  22. They look pretty on the plate but I don't see myself eating them.

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  23. mmmm not sure if I would like to eat them but they are soo pretty!! great post!

    http://margarethouser.blogspot.com/

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