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In France elderberries are often used for flavouring sauces that accompany game dishes.

Fleurs de sureau are the flowers, which are also used for flavouring. You may see a sorbet à la fleur de sureau; it’s also one of the aromatics used in Byrrh and the primary one in St-Germain.

Fruit and nuts

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Andy Rogers