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ROSE (Rosa sp.)
June 2014 Issue; Vol. 2, No. 11                                                                         
The queen of hearts.



            
Chef Erik Forrest
 
            
Cinnabar Specialty Foods

            
June 2014 Chef's Larder
            
            
See what's coming in July!


      
High West Distilling
            

Sauces & Shapes by
Oretta Zanini De Vita &
Maureen B. Fant
            

T. Cook's - Scottsdale, AZ


            

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Synopsis: Foodies West - Wild Rose (Rosa sp.)          

When it comes to matters of the heart, the rose is the It flower. Want to show affection? Give roses. Want to say you’re sorry? Give roses. Want to show you’re thinking of someone? Give roses. Rose not only has an affinity for the heart, but it cools the hot, inflamed and/or aggravated. Need to tend to the pain of a burn? Take roses. Whether the burn is caused by a fire or a person, rose is your remedy. It soothes the pain and heals the wound. Inside and out. Roses were big with the Romans, who, generally, associated the flower with pleasure. Roses decorated banquet tables, were strewn on floors and their petals floated in wine. This sent their scent wafting all over the room. Talk about creating a sense of place. The rose releases the scent when it’s ripe for pollination, which is when it’s half-open. The scent is strongest in the morning, and the darker the rose, the stronger it’s scent. This is important stuff if you want diners to remember your food. A German study found people sprayed with rose scent during a memory exercise and while sleeping had 13 percent higher memory retention.