April 16, 2007

algodón de flores



"flower cotton"

These arrived like little books with rice-paper covers. You opened them to find a flat cottony white felt with flowers arranged in the shape of a face. Cotton flowers, pressed into a book - very clever! Also delicious, the cotton was spun sugar, the flowers had been enhanced with various floral and fruity flavor essences that went well with the candy floss. We were instructed to open the books, and tear off little bits with our fingers and pop them in our mouths. After the first unusually strongly flavored flower, I started inspecting them to see if I could find how they were modified. The evidence, when there was any was very subtle. A sheen of liquid on the back of one flower, a mist on the back of another. Masterfully done.


El Bulli
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