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In cooking, fiori di zucca are the most common Usually they are really zucchini (courgette) blossoms, either stuffed, in a risotto, on pasta or a pizza. Stuffed fiori di zucca fritti are a Roman classic, easy to make, and absolutely the best way to get through an overabundence of courgettes from your garden.

fiori eduli Edible flowers; also fiori commestibili

Also a form of pasta, shaped like a flower.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: mararie