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Flavor of the Week: Lavender blossoms past sweet into savory

The fragrant purple flower is being used for more than drinks and desserts

Lavender has long had a strong presence on beverage menus, but it has begun to spread into desserts as well as savory entrées as part of a growing floral movement. Lavender is found on 5% of menus in the United States, with awareness of the ingredient highest among self-described foodies and residents of the western part of the country.

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