I'm pretty baffled. I think an old, real Xmas tree makes more sense as firewood, if you're going to repurpose it. BUT.......I guess, why not make food out of it?!
Does NOT sound appetizing to me at all.
There's a newcookbookout from a, quote, "artisan baker and cook" in the U.K. named Julia Georgallis called"How to Eat Your Christmas Tree". And it features dozens of recipes you can make using your tree.
For example, Christmas-Cured Fish uses almost a pound of needles for decoration and flavoring. With Christmas Tree Pickles, you throw a handful of needles into a jar with your pickles for a month.
There's even ICE CREAM flavored with blue spruce needles and ginger.
Julia says she created the book so people would get better use out of their trees . . . rather than chopping down 30 million trees every year and then throwing them away.
Plus, quote, "I don't know why it's so weird because we eat and we forage so many [other] plants."