Taste Buds

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An inviting, beautiful cookbook for everyone who loves flowers. Inside these pages you’ll find recipes for meals and drinks of all kinds, using edible flowers in surprising and delightful ways.

Many garden-variety flowers are not only lovely to look at, they’re also unique additions to any meal. Curious to learn how? Just ask Nikki Fotheringham—gardener, home cook, and forager—who grows flowers in the meadow behind her house and turns them into edible products that she sells in her farm store. In Taste Buds, Nikki shares her recipes for baked goods like the Lemon Elderflower Cake, preserves like the Rose Jam (perfect on scones or alongside a charcuterie board), savory dishes like the Flower Pasta with Marigold Pesto, and wildflower drinks like the Lavender Love Martini. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Over 90 Recipes Featuring Flowers: Each recipe highlights the natural flavors of flowers, all organized in stunning color-coded chapters.
  • A Guide to 15 Flower Varieties: Learn to identify and forage different flowers, from well-known favorites like hibiscus, lavender, peonies, and roses, to unexpected novelties like sumac, cornflowers, cattails, and more.
  • Tips and Tricks for Growing Flowers: Make sure your garden sets you up for success in the kitchen, with plenty of info on how to grow and care for your plants.

Whether you’re an avid gardener, a foodie, or someone who simply adores flowers, you’re sure to delight in Taste Buds.