• Which lavender varieties to use in cooking

    10 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    You can use lavender in sweet and savoury dishes, but there is an art to it. Words: Nadene Hall If you're cooking, use culinary lavender only. There are hundreds of varieties of lavender, but many are specifically grown for their excellent oil properties, not for eating. The best edibles are English lavender varieties like Hidcote, Munstead, and Lady. You can use lavender in sweet and savoury dishes, but there is an art to it. In sweet dishes it can quickly become over-powering so it's best to start with a small amount and then add more next time as too much will cause it to taste bitter...
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