Floral Flavors: Exploring Edible Flowers in Cuisine

Garden flowers, like pansies, can be eaten whole but it is usually only the petals that are used

Forget bouquets; there are many more ways to say it with flowers. Carol Wright describes the countless ways edible flowers can be used in food

The Chinese ate flowers back in 3000 BC; Persians nibbled nasturtiums in the 4th century BC; the Romans cooked with violets, lavender and roses, the Incas dined on sunflowers while orange blossom, pot marigolds and roses have always been part of the culinary culture of India and the Middle East.

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