Edible flowers? Mais oui!
With the abundance of fresh flowers now, some you can actually eat! Violets come to mind as do roses and buttercups (do you like butter?). In France, pastry chefs decorate cakes and pastries with colorful sugared flowers and it makes for a presentation magnifique! Sugaring flowers can be either done with egg whites and fine sugar, or cooking a sugar syrup and dipping them.
The word ‘violet’ comes from Latin, viola and Old French added the ‘et’ to mean ‘little viola’. Also it seems that it is not related to the instrument yet maybe, just maybe, both words come from the Old Latin word, vitulari or ‘to rejoice’! That sounds nice no?