Have You Ever Eaten a Crystallized Rose Petal?

Edible roses

Everyone has their different passions. And in today’s day and age, there is such an intriguing, wide variety of hobbies and interests. One of these passions can be found in the food industry. People build entire careers on being a chef or a foodie or some other aspect related to the preparation and consumption of food. And, of course, as with any huge industry, there are trends that appear and grow to prominence, like, for example, the use of organic microgreens.

Have you ever eaten crystallized rose petal?

It has been estimated that there are around 100 kinds of common flowers that are not only edible, but that also taste delicious as well! There have been several points in time during the development and advancement of our species that food was merely for surviving. By now, in many places, food and the enjoyment that it brings are more about delight than simply getting by. Surely there were times in history that our ancestors ate several different kinds of plants, and there have always had to be moments of experimentation. But at this point, eating a crystallized rose petal is quite a bit more decadent than many of the plant choices in the past.

Edible flowers and plants for a better meal

Yes, we’ve always been told to eat our vegetables. But why not make it exciting? With all of the types of edible flowers, and the ability to enjoy beautiful creations like crystallized rose petals, there are so many options available to those who seek a higher level of dining experiences. Foodies who constantly crave the next bold taste are thrilled at the use of things like microgreens. While they have been used for as many as three decades already, they are still a relatively new addition to the menu, when all things are considered. They are also not very easy to grow and maintain in a common garden.

Restaurants that offer dishes with microgreens, and the places that sell them, would likely be able to attest to the fact that growing them takes a lot of hard work and attention to detail. There are very specific qualifications, such as the rating scale that they must measure up to. A rating of 1 is poor, while a 5 is the best. Anything less than a 3 will likely not be sold.

Adding a little flavor and flair to the plate is always a good option. Microgreens bring in the perfect combination.

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Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt has made a name for himself in farm-to-table organics, working at restaurants in Portland, Seattle and Burlington, Vermont. While he has a taste for the extreme, most of his restaurant’s top sellers are much more down-to-earth, regularly featuring mushrooms gathered from the slopes of the Cascades, and fresh wild-caught seafood from the Oregon coast. Inspired by trends in Portland, his latest restaurant offers the ultimate chef’s table: dinner begins in the morning at his island collective farm, and 4 lucky guests every week get to follow the food, literally, from the field to the plate! Francis is a firm believer that you are what you eat — do you really want to be a chemistry set?