I spent this week researching, photographing, and compiling my "Guide to Squash Blossoms in DC" for Brightest Young Things.
Squash Blossoms are the flowers that grow on squash (usually zucchini), that only bloom for a couple of weeks, usually around July. When a farmer clips a squash blossom to sell, they sacrifice the rest of the plant. This makes them extremely rare, but this year we're seeing an unusually long squash blossom season- if you're lucky, you'll be able to enjoy them for a couple more weeks.
Below are the dishes I photographed for the guide, but make sure to read it for the complete list!