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Edible flowers : a global history

Author: Constance L Kirker; Mary A Newman
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2016. ©2016
Series: Edible.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constance L Kirker; Mary A Newman
ISBN: 9781780236384 1780236387
OCLC Number: 944087179
Description: 164 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Edible.
Responsibility: Constance L. Kirker and Mary Newman.

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Edible Flowers is the fascinating history of how flowers have been used in cooking from ancient customs to modern kitchens. It also serves up novel ways to prepare and eat soups, salads, desserts and  Read more...

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