"The Lavender Gourmet"


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Author: Jennifer Vasich


Available through any bookseller or Moose Run Productions.

Subject categories: Cooking, lavender, Entertaining

Released: November 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-9766315-3-8
ISBN-10: 0-9766315-3-9
Library of Congress Control Number: 2009927990
Retail price: $19.95 US
Number of pages: 344
Number of illustrations/photos: 114 b&w
Paperback with lay-flat binding: 7 3/8" 9 1/4"

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Awards and Accolades

"In The Lavender Gourmet, Jennifer showcases the versatility of lavender in contemporary cooking."
- Jeannie Ralston, author of The Unlikely Lavender Queen: A Memoir of Unexpected Blossoming

"Jennifer created a book that will likely change the way you think about lavender."
- Jim long, author of Growing & Using the Top 10 Most Popular herbs

"This cookbook will truly tempt your taste buds and inspire you to try new things."
- Blog Critics

"The lavender Gourmet is an exotic and enthusiastically recommended addition to personal, professional, and community library cookbook collections!"
- The Midwest Book Review


lavender as a culinary herb? Absolutely!

Chives, dill, and basil may be more familiar, but lavender has one advantage over all the other herbs standing in the spice rack: versatility. No baker would add chives to shortbread cookies...or dill to chocolate truffles...or basil to an orange chiffon cake. Yet lavender’s delicate sweetness imparts a fresh, fragrant taste to those very same recipes—and scores of others. And, when it comes to savory dishes, the multifaceted little purple flower infuses entrées, soups, breads, and appetizers with a mellow yet aromatic bouquet that complements the flavors that surround it.

Now, you can experience the refreshing taste of lavender in beverages, salads, sandwiches, ice creams, chocolates, and so much more. The Lavender Gourmet contains more than 140 recipes that showcase this flavorful herb, and each one will have friends and family racing to the table to see what fabulous dish you’ve prepared next.

The Lavender Gourmet also offers...

•A lay-flat binding—no more fighting to keep the book open to the correct page
•Recipes in 12 different categories that have been tried and tested by cooks and bakers just like you
•Information on where to find culinary lavender buds
•Recipe variations for creating different versions of the same dish
•Tips, hints, and comments that help you get out of the kitchen faster
•Advice on growing, harvesting, and using lavender
“Lavender is God’s gift to the anxious, the stressed, the depressed, the sleepless. And, it turns out, to the hungry, as Jennifer Vasich’s delightful new cookbook makes clear.”
—Jeannie Ralston, author of The Unlikely Lavender Queen: A Memoir of Unexpected Blossoming

A flavor that you’ll cherish forever...sweet, aromatic, refreshing lavender.

Description of Content

The Lavender Gourmet contains more than 140 culinary recipes that celebrate lavender’s influence on food. This 344-page cookbook includes old family favorites, new creations, and a wide range of culturally inspired dishes—all of which showcase this multifaceted and flavorful herb. Whether it’s a beverage, appetizer, entrée, or dessert, The Lavender Gourmet has the perfect recipe to round out a cosy evening for two or complete an elegant dinner party. From using lavender in recipes to advice on growing and harvesting the herb, this book can help transform any cook or baker into a lavender gourmet.


Anyone who likes trying new recipes and interesting food ideas will enjoy this book.