Edible Flowers: ChefSchoolReview.com Reveals the Latest in Culinary Trends

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Culinary experts reveal that cooking with flowers is one of this year's trendiest ways to enhance any common dish with a hint of spring flavor. ChefSchoolReview.com offers various methods and ideas for bringing this floral fad into any culinary student's kitchen, in addition to other valuable cooking educational information.

ChefSchoolReview.com, top online guide to culinary education, says edible flowers are this year's freshest way to add a touch of spring to any ordinary recipe. ChefSchoolReview.com provides the latest culinary news, helping students stay up-to-date with the newest cooking trends and techniques.

Chef School Review Columnist, Judi Sandall describes the various ways that roses can be used to spice up foods like vinaigrettes, butter, honey and syrup in her article, "Flower Power Lunch." She also shares how violets can be used to flavor sugar and make candy, and how one can use lavender to add a dash of spring to any batch of brownies or shortbread
(http://www.ChefSchoolReview.com/blog/2006/11/flower_power_lunch.html).

"When you add the flavor, color, and texture of flowers to your culinary creations, it's no wonder they refer to the result as the culinary arts," Sandall writes.

The article also offers various cautions and tips for cooking with flowers. For example, it is important to make sure that the flowers aren't poisonous or treated with pesticides. And when flavoring foods, "start with 'flowers-lite'--it's always easier to add more floral flavor than it is to reduce the flower power."

Linda Stradley, culinary historian and author of "What's Cooking America?" writes, "After falling out of favor for many years, cooking and garnishing with flowers is back in vogue once again." Other organizations such as The National Restaurant Association and The Institute of Food Technologists agree that flowers are popping up in kitchens everywhere as one of the hottest new culinary trends this spring.

ChefSchoolReview.com is an excellent online resource that provides culinary students with virtually everything they need to blossom into top chefs, including:

  • A culinary school finder.
  • The latest culinary news.
  • A Day in the Life of a Chef.
  • Restaurant Internships: What to Expect.
  • Secrets of TV Chefs.
  • And other useful cooking and culinary links.

ChefSchoolReview.com is a comprehensive online guide to chef schools offering educational resources and degree programs in cooking and culinary arts. The site also features links to recipes from around the world, a culinary library tool, a chef spotlight feature, and a culinary school listing.     

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