Flowers have been used in soaps, perfumes and medicine for thousands of years. But what about cooking? Whilst traditionally being thought of as a non-edible household item, it turns out edible flowers can add a lot of exciting new flavour to a dish. I asked the Thought team to send me the best recipes they’ve tried which feature edible flowers.

Risotto with Violets, Asparagus and Ricotta

annabelle DIY Easter

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What are your favourite floral recipes? Join us in the comments…