Tulips! Edible! A wonderful piece on the beautiful blog The Botanical Kitchen. Includes an excerpt from a book about eating and hunger in wartime Holland, to keep it real, and lots of lovely culinary inspiration, to keep it magical…
Have you noticed that tulips are everywhere at the moment? I’ve been about and about today and noticed all sorts of different varieties. They are about the only plants that have come up at my allotment too.
The first thought that has come to mind has been to wonder if they are an edible variety. Many varieties are edible. There’s a great list in this article by a fellow Great British Bake Off Alumni, Lucy Bellamy.
Leaves or bulbs?
Well the truth is they are both edible BUT you need to have the right variety and prepare them in the right way. Otherwise you could get serious food poisoning!
The bulbs were a staple for the Dutch during the second world war as there were so many and Office for Food Supply pronounced them fit for consumption and…
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