In the kitchen, flowers are used in the preparation of salads, gelatins, soups, flans, desserts and ice creams, and their use is not solely decorative: each one adds a unique, precise flavour to a dish. Calendula, for example, is slightly spicy; violet adds scent to everything. They're much more than a simple “touch of colour” or even a passing fad, starred chefs are also using edible flowers as a tool for communication. ... (Click here for a general overview on edible flowers).
Take a look at the stunning edible flowerphotogallery above. And if you want to know more about edible flowers and their use for preparing some tasty dishes, just read FDL's edible flowers archive.
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