Edible Flowers (inbunden)
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Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
144
Utgivningsdatum
2016-09-01
Förlag
Reaktion Books
Illustrationer
60 illustrations, 45 in colour
Dimensioner
201 x 122 x 20 mm
Vikt
363 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781780236384
Edible Flowers (inbunden)

Edible Flowers

A Global History

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2016-09-01
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Few things in life have as much universal appeal as flowers. But why in the world would anyone eat them? Greek, Roman, Persian, Ottoman, Mayan, Chinese and Indian cooks have all recognized the feast for the senses that flowers brought to their dishes. Today, chefs and adventurous cooks are increasingly using flowers in innovative ways.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 drinks. Discover something new about the flowers all around you with this surprising history.Constance Kirker is a retired Penn State University professor of art history. Mary Newman has taught at Ohio University and the University of Malta.
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Constance Kirker is a retired Penn State University professor of art history. Mary Newman has taught at Ohio University and the University of Malta.