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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Edible flowers

published on 19.09.2019

In our usual diet we incorporate many more flowers than we think. Let’s look at an exemplary menu. Initially we will prepare a salad with zucchini flowers. We can also add raw broccoli. Broccoli is a perfect example of fractal structure. Mathematicians speak of fractality when they find a geometric pattern that is repeated at different scales. We will still add pipes and sunflower oil, a flower that receives this name because it has positive heliotropism, that is, it tends to follow the sun throughout the day. We will also add capers, the flower buds of a typical plant of walls. It can not miss the artichoke, another floral bud, in this case a very beautiful lilac thistle. In our floral menu we can also include a cauliflower with bechamel and a pinch of saffron. Saffron is obtained exclusively from the pistils of a flower, from the pulverized female parts. 250,000 flowers are needed to get a kg of pure saffron, so you can pay up to 5,000 euros/kg! For dessert we will prepare a vanilla ice cream. Vanilla comes from the sheath of an orchid, a tropical climbing plant. Finally we can take an infusion of chamomile, another very aromatic flower with medicinal and digestive properties and sweeten it with pollen of a thousand flowers. In this way we will have prepared some flowery dishes and by consuming them we will become florivores.

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