Sunday, april 29, I attended a class of the E.D.F.A. of Milan (Floral Decoration Organization for Amateurs): about one hour to learn how to make floral decorations with vegetables. The class, which took place in the wonderful setting of Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta of Lainate (in Milan province), was just a first approach to these kind of decorations, few and simple, just for who's going to realize them for the first time. I liked it very much, also because to make them you need only two carving-knives: a straight one and a curve one. You also need a little patience, maybe you won't make a masterpiece on the first attempt (just like my chrysanthemum with red onion, a bit lopsided), but trying again you'll get better results.
Questo dovrebbe essere un crisantemo fatto con la cipolla rossa, anche se mi si è aperta un pò troppo. Per eliminare l'odore lasciarla a bagno in acqua fredda con dentro della buccia d'arancia.
This should be a chrysanthemum made with red onion, but it opened too much. To remove the smell dip it in cold water and orange zest.
Un cestino con il limone. Si può anche svuotare e usare come contenitore per piccoli antipasti, magari pe run cocktail di gamberi o solo per servire della maionese.
A lemon basket. You can take the pulp out and use it as a small container for appetizers, such as prawn cocktail or even to serve mayonnaise.
Tutti i "fiori" nella vaschetta da portare a casa
All "flowers" in the box to take home