All about edible gold
Looking for inspiration for unique, precious and unforgettable appetizers, first and second courses, desserts and drinks? In this section, we have collected images and recipes with culinary gold leaf and other Gold Chef products, that showcase the talent and creativity of those who use culinary gold and silver.
Gold Chef products are certified by the most important international bodies for use in food and are biologically inert, odorless and undetectable to the palate. The use of culinary gold and silver is purely decorative and does not alter the sensory properties of the ingredients in any way.
The choice of product for decorating with edible silver and gold (leaf, flakes, crumbs and powder) is done according to the chef’s discretion and creativity, depending on the aesthetic effect desired. Silver and gold decoration are placed as the last touch on food, to elegantly adorn the surface of an appetizer or cocktail.
Edible silver and gold have been used in cuisine since ancient times to embellish dishes and beverages and are featured today in the recipes of star chefs. In particular, edible gold leaf is used in haute cuisine and edible silver leaf is used in signature recipes to coat signature pastry creations and first courses. One of the most famous dishes with edible gold leaf is chef Gualtiero Marchesi’s saffron and gold leaf risotto, which is a historical and innovative example of culinary creativity.
Powder, on the other hand, is perfect for coating large uniform surfaces, such as soups, drinks, ice cream and chocolates. Edible gold and silver flakes can be sprinkled over food to enhance appetizers and meat and fish recipes. Crumbs are particularly suitable for liqueurs and spirits and also go well with sweet and savory foods. Finally, edible gold spray, Gold Chef’s latest innovation, is ideal for decorating single portions.
Below is a selection of ideas for discovering some of the endless possibilities for decorating with edible gold and silver powder, crumbs, flakes and leaf.