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London Violet

As my inability to post reliably continues, this piece is being completed AFTER I have finished working in London. I’d pretend now I’ll have more time to write things, but I’m going away for a while, so this poor site will once again be neglected (pats site gently on head).

But enough of my failings, onto the violet treats! 

I imagine most UK peeps have had a parma violet sweet at one time or another. Opinion is divided between “euch, perfume” and “mmm, floral nectar”.

Naturally I am of the latter camp. However while rose crops up in quite a few cuisines, violet is scarce indeed. France is the violet powerhouse, and there is even a violet festival in Tourrettes-sur-Loup I half-heartedly keep meaning to go to. Over here, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled to enjoy this delicate flavour in a format other than the aforementioned sweets or chocolate violet creams.

Ah well, my advice is to consume violet while you can, and lobby parliament in the meantime…

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Violet Liqueur

I wonder if floral food could be the next big thing one day?

A little while ago I bought some edible flowers from Waitrose (reduced to 10p) but while they were pretty, I wasn’t really feeling it. Even for 10p.

No I’m thinking rose and violet – those two stalwart fondant chocolate flavours. And we mustn’t forget Turkish delight and Parma Violets.

A lot of people I know express revulsion when eating these, often saying “it tastes like perfume”. But is that such a bad thing?

violet liqueur

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