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Edible Flowers: From Garden to Palate
You don't have to want to eat flowers to want to own this book. I love it! It is beautiful to look at, easy and fun to read and is a positive wealth of information. I especially like the way it is laid out, beginning with the "Ten Rules of Edible Flowers" which gives it to you in a nutshell. From there, Wilkinson Barash takes us through "The Big Ten" which are the most common and, perhaps, least daunting flowers for us to try. She has included the common and the botanical names which is essential to avoid confusion since some flowers are most definitely poisonous. She goes on to list an incredibly wide variety of flowers that can, and in her opinion, should make their way onto your plate. She has included stunning photographs, recipes that truly entice and notes on some of the folklore and history attached to the flowers.

At the end of the book, she has thoughtfully included a list of highly poisonous flowers to avoid as well as a very basic section on setting up your garden.

Truly, this is a book which leaves me without reservation. On your coffee table or your dinner table this is a book to own and to pour over. Lilac Tea Sandwiches anyone? Reviewed by Susan J. Wittrup


Author : by Cathy Wilkinson Barash
ISBN : 155591246X
Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
Sugg. Retail Price : $39.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 288

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