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Video: How to use edible flowers

How do you use edible flowers?

One way Chef Dan suggests is to crystallize them. But that’s only one way–he’s got a few more great ideas you should check out.

There’s an old saying that April showers bring May flowers. Well, April showers also bring edible flowers.

I brought a few of my favorites in today.

  • We have the classic viola, the best-known edible flower. Consider brushing them with a little egg white, dusting with sugar and allowing them to crystallize for a wonderful sweet, crunchy garnish.
  • We have marigolds. The bright orange color transfers through fat sauces, adding a wonderful vibrant pepperiness to anything and pairs wonderfully with grilled and roasted seafood.
  • We have the beautiful micro star flower. This adds a sweetness. Consider using these in a cocktail in place of muddled fruit.
  • Micro sun daisies, peppery and bright just like the marigolds, more delicate textures.
  • And last but certainly not least, we have micro orchids that add not only a tropical look but a slightly sweet tropical flavor to any of your springtime dishes.



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Article submission by Chef Daniel Snowden, the Director of Culinary Development for FreshPoint Central Florida. He has been in the produce industry years almost 20 years and loves getting geeky about food. Follow FreshPoint Central Florida on Facebook and Instagram.


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