Cooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers

Cooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers

by Miche Bacher, Miana Jun

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Here are more than 100 recipes that will bring beautiful flower-filled dishes to your kitchen table! This easy-to-use cookbook is brimming with scrumptious botanical treats, from sweet violet cupcakes, pansy petal pancakes, daylily cheesecake, and rosemary flower margaritas to savory sunflower chickpea salad, chive blossom vinaigrette, herb flower pesto, and mango orchid sticky rice.

Alongside every recipe are tips and tricks for finding, cleaning, and preparing edible blossoms. You’ll also learn how to infuse vinegars, vodkas, sugars, frostings, jellies and jams, ice creams, and more with the color and flavor of your favorite flowers. Fresh from the farmers’ market or plucked from your very own garden, a world of delectable flowers awaits!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594746673
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 32 MB
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About the Author

MICHE BACHER is an herbalist, chef, and owner of the custom confectionary studio Mali B Sweets (, which operates with Nanao Anton. She lives in the waterfront village of Greenport, New York, with her husband, Noah, her sons, Jordan and Elijah, and their dog, Mali.
MIANA JUN is an international photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in location photography including weddings, portraiture, dance, food, and travel. Her love for nature, composition, storytelling, and traveling the world continues to inspire her work.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Why Eat Flowers? 6

From Garden to Table 8

Calendulas 10

Dandelions 22

Daylilies 34

Dianthus 42

Elderflowers 52

Geraniums 62

Herb Flowers 70

Hibiscus and Hollyhocks 90

Lilacs 102

Nasturtiums 112

Orchids 118

Pansies and Violas 128

Roses 136

Squash Blossoms 144

Sunflowers 152

Tulips 160

Violets 166

The Basics: Simple Recipes for Stocking Up 176

Sources 186

Metric Conversion Chart 186

Acknowledgments 187

Index 188

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