Fried pumpkin and zucchini flowers are considered ‘peasant food’ in Italian culture. As a little girl my mother would ask me to go to the garden and pick these beautiful bright flowers. I would pick a bunch of these beauties; and bring them in and watch and learn as she prepared them. As she fried these “garden treasures” I would wait with anticipation. I knew how delicious these would be.
Today as I do the same, my heart goes back to that little kitchen where I learned these treasured delicacies and I share these memories and food with my son and daughter.
I am entering this dish into the Tuscany Now Cook-Off Competition.
Enjoy with Love Always,