Edible flowers : a global history /

Kirker, Constance L.,

Edible flowers : a global history / Constance L. Kirker and Mary Newman. - 164 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm. - Edible series . - Edible. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-150) and index.

Introduction -- The ancient world -- The Middle Ages to the nineteenth century -- The Victorian era to today -- Asia -- The Mediterranean and the Middle East -- Europe -- The Americas -- Afterword -- Precautions when eating edible flowers -- Flower dinner menu -- Recipes.

Why in the world would someone want to eat flowers? And where, and when? Kirker and Newman provide a historical and geographical look at how flowers have been used in cooking. They explore cultural, symbolic and religious aspects, and then serve up a few recipes using some of the flowers covered.

9781780236384 1780236387

Cooking (Flowers)--History.
Plants, Edible.

TX814.5.F5 / K55 2016

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