April’s Quirk Perks: Cooking With Flowers for $3.99!
COOKING WITH FLOWERS by Miche Bacher ($3.99)
AMAZON / BARNES & NOBLE / KOBO / IBOOKSTORE
Bring simple, fresh flower recipes to your kitchen table! Edible flowers are abundant and easy to cook with but are often overlooked as being intimidating or too fancy. Cooking with Flowers is filled with special confections and easy everyday treats that everyone will love, from jewel-toned Violet Jam and pretty pink Lavender Lemonade to Pansy Petal Pancakes and Carrot Sunflower Cake.
In this book, you’ll find easy-to-follow recipes and beautiful photographs, as well as the fascinating history and meaning of flowers, plus tips and tricks for finding, cleaning, and preparing edible blossoms. This essential guide covers all the classic uses for farm-fresh, seasonal flowers—whether they’re sourced locally or plucked from your very own garden.
MICHE BACHER is an herbalist, chef, and owner of the custom confectionary studio Mali B Sweets. She lives in the waterfront village of Greenport, New York.
MIANA JUN is a photographer specializing in food, weddings, and flowers. She is based in Brooklyn.
ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philly.com