Say Happy Mother's Day With Edible Flowers

Get Trendy This Mother’s Day and Cook With Edible Flowers!
Spring has sprung and so has the edible flower trend! With Mother’s Day around the corner you may be looking for some creative recipe ideas. To make your taste buds bloom, add a few edible flowers to your favorite recipe or dessert. Edible flowers are popular in the pastry kitchen as well as in the savory kitchen. You can see this trend used as garnishes on desserts, in soups and salads, and even in drinks. For these recipes the whole flower can be used or even a pluck of petals works to add color and capture that delicious spring taste.

In this video, Escoffier Online’s Chef Susie Wolak discusses the edible flower trend. She notes that pansies are the most popular edible flower because of their assortment of colors. These flowers can be found in the produce section of the grocery store near the herbs. Chef Susie enjoys using edible flowers as garnishes for parfait desserts with some strawberries and mangos, or even adding them into a center dip with crackers and flatbread. Try some of Chef Susie’s suggestions with edible flowers and you’ll be sure to add some color and character to your Mother’s Day recipes!

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