The Edible Flower Garden

The Edible Flower Garden

eBook - 2012
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The Edible Flower Garden is a beautiful collection of flowers that can be used for cookery: from candied violets and roses to decorate appetizers and cakes, to nasturtiums for a colorful shrimp salad, to day lily buds, pink clover, and wild mustard flowers that are tossed together in a spectacular stir-fry.
Publisher: Hong Kong : Tuttle Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781462906178
Characteristics: 1 online resource (113 pages)


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Jan 14, 2011

I had heard so much about Rosalind Creasy and what a garden god she is... I just had to find out why her books are so popular. Maybe it was all the build up? I don't know. But I know I am incredibly disappointed by this book and the edible herb garden companion piece which I checked out at the same time. What a bunch of fluff! Is this a Sunset publication? Over and over she re-uses the SAME photos. At one point only 2 pages separated the exact same image. One cropped slightly. Several times she shows the progression photos of a garden area over many months... only to show a TOTALLY DIFFERENT GARDEN! Does she think I cannot tell that the enormous rose bushes in background are now missing and replaced by tomatoes? For this book she enlisted the help of creme-de-la-creme edible gardening experts to plant test gardens. THIS I WISH SHE HAD EXPANDED UPON. It is a shame really. I want to know what THOSE gardens where like from planning to inception. The encyclopedia of flowers was nice but there are more thorough books that cover this better. Her recipes are what really saved the book entirely... but she also has a cookbook, so why not just check out her cookbooks? Ros, ros, ros... oh how much I have heard about you and oh how much you have let me down. (PS. In the spirit of this book I am cutting and pasting my review of her herb book here with only slight modification. Why do I have a feeling this is exactly how her and her editor worked together to "author" these books?)


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