Does anyone know where I can purchase dried rose buds or petals in the boston/cambridge area ?
Have tried many middle eastern stores in the area and the usual exotic spice carriers in thax area to no avail. I am using them to make a dish called Persian jeweled rice. Thanx a million timmm
Christina's in Inman might have them, as well as Arax in Watertown, or some of the other middle eastern/armenian stores there. Maybe you already tried these, however.
I tried Arax first before ending up at Cambridge Naturals. Yeah, I would expect Arax to have that sort of thing but in this case I guess they were simply out of stock. Scored some great honeybells, though. :)
FWIW, in addition to all the usual Middle Eastern suspects in the Mt. Auburn Street area I had also tried Formaggio in Cambridge. They are another great place to check when seeking unusual ingredients. They had the cubebs I needed for the Ras Al Hanout recipe (which also called for the rose petals) but then I also found cubebs at the FP Whole Foods.
I would dearly love a Boston Odd Ingredient Locator website where you could type in an ingredient and see locations on a map of the Greater Boston area where it has been spotted. Hehe well at least we can search the CH Boston board!