Amsterdam, December 2020 - Throwing away your Christmas tree after the holidays? That's not an option if you ask botanical brewer Lowlander. After brewing their Winter I.P.A. with spruce needles obtained from discarded Christmas trees, the Dutch beer brand is now calling on everyone to cook with them instead of throwing them away. Turn your Christmas tree into a real treat on the plate as well as in the glass.
Eat & drink your Christmas tree
Did you know that the needles of your Christmas tree are full of flavor and character? In Scandinavia, spruce needles have been used in cooking for decades; a valuable botanical ingredient. With this book, botanical brewer Lowlander offers more than 20 delicious vegetarian recipes for eating and drinking your Christmas tree.
From basic recipes like spruce needle butter and jam to festive starters and main courses, sweet desserts and the tastiest drinks. Enjoy roasted beets with Jerusalem artichoke and beurre tree, or sample celeriac steaks Wellington with fir needle hollandaise sauce. From spritzers to scroppinos; your Christmas tree never tasted so good! The book also provides helpful tips on which Christmas trees are edible and how to pick and prepare spruce needles for use in recipes.
The "Eat and Drink Your Christmas Tree" cookbook is the perfect gift for the holidays and is available this fall at De Bijenkorf, select retailers and the Lowlander webshop, among others.