Spring is in the air and flowers are everywhere. Gardens, windowsills...and dinner plates. Throughout history, edible flowers like roses, lavender, violets, chrysanthemums and begonias have made their way into the kitchen. Leonardo Da Vinci himself penned a rose water recipe.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.
The story of baked Alaska is much more than one of cake and ice cream. It’s a story of war and exile, scientific endeavour, and, depending on how you look at it, either political buffoonery or political astuteness.