Category Edible blossoms

Great Accents Can Distinguish Ordinary Plates

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Although people rarely think about it, flowers are something that people eat every day. Broccoli, artichokes, capers, cauliflower, and squash blossoms are all flowers that we eat. Other types of edible flowers that people might not eat as often are pansy, marigold, calendula, chrysanthemum, snapdragon, carnation, dahlia, viola, and nasturtium. Although not everyone loves those kinds of veggies, candied flowers are a far more delicious option. The best candied flowers can provide a delicious and colorful accent to virtually any plate and, as a result, chefs have recently began to embrace microgreens and candied flowers because of their aesthetic appeal.

Candied flowers have been around since the Victorian period, when candied violets were popular, and many patient confectioners still mak...

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