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Jul 16, 2014 05:53 AM

Zucchini blossoms (squash blossoms) in GTA

Craving this summer delicacy. Any menus featuring these Italian-style fried stuffed flowers (preferably not dripping in grease)? (Or other recipes or traditions?) If you see any at the farmers' market, let me know. There are some amazing recipes out there.

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  1. They had them at Nathan Phillips market last Wednesday. Not cheap, $5.95 for a pint. They also had them on the specials menu at Il Fornello last weekend, with buffalo moz and anchovies I believe... should have ordered that instead of my lame pasta entree (was trying them out for the first time in 10+ years as a local kid-friendly option. Our rhubarb and ricotta app was actually pretty good).

    1. I saw them at North York Civic Centre Farmers market last week as well.

      1. We just had them on Saturday as a special at Chantecler - no idea if they will be still available though.

        1. I saw them at St. Lawrence Market (north) on the weekend. One of the outdoor stalls.

          1. 7 numbers usually puts them on the menu in season, I find their version just OK

            Cookstown Greens usually has blossoms at their market booths at this time of year, I've bought them twice so far. Home cooked is so much better than any restaurant seems to be able to pull off.