Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cooking with tulips

The plant’s scientific name, Tulipa, has been known since the mid 1500s, when the plant reached Western Europe via Turkey.

Since then, tulips have been cultivated by the Dutch to the point of becoming a national symbol.

Cooking with tulips dates back to the end of the sixteenth century, when the unopened buds were cooked with peas or finely cut green beans.

The petals were also sugared and eaten with syrup as a dessert.

All parts of tulips are edible. Apart from the flowers or petals, the leaves, stems, buds and bulbs need to be well cooked before consumption.

It was said that many people survived during World, War II by eating the bulbs.
Cooking with tulips
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