Eat Your Flowers

A Cookbook

by Loria Stern

On Sale: 04/25/2023

Eat Your Flowers

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Eat Your Flowers

A Cookbook

by Loria Stern

On Sale: 04/25/2023


About the Book

Let your creativity blossom by cooking with botanical ingredients for stunning visuals and delicious flavors—from Loria Stern, social media star and originator of the botanical-pressed cookies trend.

For most of us, “eat your flowers" might mean an edible blossom decorating a restaurant dessert on a night out. For Loria Stern, it is a way to bring her whole garden into the kitchen, to play with colors and flavors, and make every dish beautiful. She incorporates natural plant dusts, pressed and fresh blooms, and naturally vibrant herbs and veggies into her cooking for playful, gorgeous, and nourishing meals. In Eat Your Flowers, she invites you to take advantage of nature's edible bounty to create your own, providing both her own recipes (and her favorite variations) and the foundational knowledge on how to incorporate botanicals into any dish.

In this celebration of natural components, Loria shares how to get brilliantly colorful results usually only acquired through chemical-laden ingredients, such as wilted purple cabbage blended with nuts into a beautiful amethyst spread that magically turns bright pink with a squeeze of lemon. But Loria's use of botanicals brings value far beyond just the visual—she is a master at incorporating them in ways that make the most of their natural flavors, enhancing each dish in taste as well as aesthetics. Blending freeze-dried raspberries into flour makes her cookie dough a sultry red and gives it a perfect tartness. Breakfasts, appetizers, salads, soups, breads, veggies, pasta, grains, meat, poultry, seafood, desserts, and beverages all get floral enhancements, with recipes including:

  • Rainbow Coconut Granola
  • Floral Summer Rolls
  • Gardenscape Focaccia
  • Botanical Steamed Tamales Filled with Hibiscus Jackfruit
  • Basil Flower Eggplant in Hoisin Sauce
  • Rose Pistachio Verdant Bars
  • Flower-pressed Shortbread Cookies
  • Prickly Pear Cocktail

Eat Your Flowers shows you how to transform botanical ingredients—root to stem—into recipes that are a pleasure to make, eat, and share.

Critical Praise

“Bloom appetit . . . showcase[s] the delightful culinary range of edible flowers.” — Vogue

“The recipes are as whimsical as they are unusual, and Stern’s creativity is spotlighted throughout...nature-savvy chefs should give this a look.” — Publishers Weekly

“the Los Angeles-based chef and caterer reminds us that flowers can be, and should be, more than just a garnish on a plate.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063204263
  • ISBN 10: 0063204266
  • Imprint: William Morrow Cookbooks
  • On Sale: 04/25/2023
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:56.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Herbs, Spices, Condiments
  • BISAC2 : COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Vegetables
  • BISAC3 : COOKING / Seasonal

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