Edible flowers 101 Cooking books

hibiscus, rose, rose geranium, violet, calendula, pie, basil, thyme, cherry blossom, zucchini flower and ornament. Keep in mind that not all flowers are edible, some are poisonous and proper identification is necessary. Again, not all parts of the flower are edible, and some varieties should be avoided if you are pregnant or nursing, so please read through some of the links I am linking above. On the pink front, heirloom varieties are widely considered to have a better taste and aroma, while younger roses are often bred for appearance rather than for flavor.