Educational trail – Neggio Municipality
The flowers of borage, a common wild herb, taste like cucumber? Meadow grasses, flowers, even from certain trees, such as the lime tree, have long been a larder from which our ancestors gathered ingredients rich in nutrients and flavour. They used them for cooking, but also for healthcare, to prepare medicines. Care however must be taken when choosing herbs and flowers to be eaten, as not all are edible and as in the case of mushrooms, some are toxic or poisonous.
Today even haute cuisine has rediscovered “spontaneous” flavours. More and more herbs and flowers are used by chefs to add colour and flavour to dishes. It is also an invitation to use sustainable, zero-km ingredients that do not require large amounts of energy for their production and distribution.