Learn how to grow lovely and fragrant flowers then use them create delicious meals with this beautifully illustrated flower gardening and cooking book.
Anyone who picks up The Edible Flower Garden will be tempted to grow, harvest, and sample at least a few of the more than forty varieties of edible flowers. Among them you'll find more familiar food plants—dill and mustard, for example—in addition to common flowers, such as tulips or roses. Author Rosalind Creasy's stunning photography and detailed plans for an edible flower garden make this a must-gave book for any flower gardener or home chef.
Come along with Creasy on a tour in colorful pictures and careful diagrams and descriptions of her own flower gardens. Included is a tour of the edible flower gardens of Alice Waters famed Chez Panisse restaurant.
Creasy catalogues each variety of flower and how to grow it, plus gives a myriad of delectable ideas on how to use the flower from candied violets and roses to decorate appetizers and cakes, to nasturtiums for a colorful shrimp salad, to day lily buds, pink clover and wild mustard flowers that are tossed together in a spectacular stir-fry.
"For me, Ros Creasy is the Mother Godess of a new generation of American Kitchen Gardeners. She inspires us all by showing how the twin passions of gardening and cooking are connected in history and practice. Her extensive research, combined with a personal writing style that reveals her creative zest, make her book absolute essentials for all gardening cooks." —Renee Shepherd, Owner of Renee's Garden, Gardening Expert and Seed Supplier
"Rosalind Creasy's enthusiasm and knowledge of gardening and cooking never cease to amaze me. Anyone who reads these books will catch Rosalind's enthusiasm and be off running towards a new passion." —A. Cort Sinnes, Editor-At-Large, Gardening How-To
"Whether you are already a flower enthusiast or have never eaten a flower, this book will temp you. You are drawn into the beautiful and tasty world of edible flowers. Everything you need to know is between the covers of this book—from good I.D. photos of each flower and growing information to general ways to prepare the flowers and what foods they are best in. Even after all of my years of eating flowers, Ros has opened my eyes to new uses for many of my favorite edible flowers." —Cathy Wilkinson Barash, Author of Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate