2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
Flowers from here. Flowers beyond. Flowers in salads. Flowers in the soup. Flowers in pasta and omelette. Flowers in cocktails. But above all, flowers on cakes.
Why, my God, why?
Because for some time now white violets and tender lilies of the valley have been peeping out from everywhere, but above all from every food, transforming what was basically a nice and fresh idea into a catchphrase that I miss Fedez and J-Ax with the Algida advertising manage to equal?
Why once someone has a singular and pleasant idea, it is then taken up by the whole world in an exaggerated and out of place way?
If I eat a soup, at least for us from the Langhe of origin, it is not strange to find, and really, primroses petals and wild violets: our grandmothers and aunts already did it, and it was not a habit or an ephemeral fashion: it was necessity dictated by hunger, war and shortage of food, everything that was edible, but also not, could be found around, flowers, leaves and everything that could be collected and put in the mouth, was thrown into the soup.
You can also go for the omelettes: who does not know the zucchini flower omelette, excellent and delicate as only the zucchini flowers can be?
But what about the cakes? And for the appetizers?
Saffron, hibiscus, rose and wisteria: multicolored flowers on splendid glazes that nothing fits the cake, flowers that Ernst Knam, the king of chocolate confectioner, would see them with his "you shouldn't put anything you can't eat on the cake as decoration”would cast one of his Teutonic glares.
Begonias, marigolds, borage, nasturtiums and dog roses: flowers thrown without a reason to the carlona on glazes even worse!
Okay that will also be edible, but to me, to find my mouth mixed with flowers while I eat a nice slice of tiramisu, is just not right.
In short, we also like flowers, and colors, of course yes.
But not on the plate. Least of all above the cakes.
When will a peony in the morning cappuccino instead of a croissant?
And you, don't you have boxes full of all these flowers?