A beautifully packaged and illuminating guide to the use and cultural history of edible flowers, featuring gorgeous original photography, simple recipes and preparation methods, and thoughtful essays on eating flowers by leading voices across fields.
This stunning guide to edible flowers–conceived by Monica Nelson, the founding creative and photo director of the influential journal Wilder Quarterly, and Adrianna Glaviano, a noted food and lifestyle photographer–is small in size but brimming with information and features lush original photography. Organizing dozens of flowers by flavor profile, Edible Flowers offers for each an enlightening text describing its taste, and suggested and traditional uses as an ingredient or accent, accompanied by a vibrant photographic portrait. Punctuated by simple recipes and short, essayistic moments written by celebrated chefs, artists, and writers recalling the use of edible flowers in their creative and gastronomic histories, and also including an illustrated “Life Span of a Flower” section demonstrating how some flowers may be consumed at every phase of their growth cycle, and a list of flowers not to eat, Edible Flowers is both a practical resource and a delightful read.
|Dimensions||203 × 152 mm|
Monica Nelson is a writer and graphic designer in New York. She has developed strategic visual narratives for publications, cultural institutions, and brands, among them Gap, Kate Spade, and Levis, working with over 100 photographers–some emerging, some Magnum. She was the founding creative and photo director of Wilder Quarterly, which fostered a floral-drenched view of the natural world.
Adrianna Glaviano is a photographer who collaborates with magazines and brands to shoot interiors, food, travel, art, architecture, and fashion. She is currently working on the forthcoming cookbook Green with artist Laila Gohar, to be published by Apartamento Studios. Other selected clients include Wall Street Journal, Apartamento, PIN-UP, The Gourmand, Wallpaper*, AD France, Casa Vogue, Swiss Airlines, and T Magazine.