Red Roses

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red roses

Red Roses are used in cooking as a flavouring ingredient or spice. It appears as one of the ingredients in the Moroccan spice mixture known as ras el hanout. Rose water and powdered roses are used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. Rose water is often sprinkled on many meat dishes, while rose powder is added to sauces. The most popular use, however, is un the flavoring of deserts such as ice cream,  jam, Turkish delights, rice pudding, yogurt and etc. Chicken with rose is a popular dish in Persian cuisine. Western cookery today does not make much use of rose or rose water. However it was a popular ingredient  in ancient times and continued to be popular well into the Renaissance. In the west , it was most commonly  used in deserts. Many traditional deserts in Europe, however, Still make use of roses , such as Marzipan or Turron.