Flowers can serve not only as a room decoration or birthday present. Some of the flowers are often used as an exquisite addition to the dish. Even in ancient countries (Egypt, Rome, Greece), petals were added to food. Now dishes with the addition of flowers are found in the national cuisine of any corner of the earth. Gourmet treats can be tasted in Europe, Asia, Australia. The most popular flowers used as spices are cloves, lavender, etc. But sometimes there are more unusual ingredients.
Capers, like olives with a ponytail or exotic berries, are unopened buds of a caper. The first dishes with their use were invented by the ancient Greeks and Arabs. But for them it was more likely a cure than a treat: then they could not get rid of the bitterness of these buds. Continue reading