Fragrant and offering a bright flavor, lavender is used to season both savory and sweet dishes.

Fragrant and offering a bright flavor, lavender is used to season both savory and sweet dishes. ThisWeek staffers answer the question: Is lavender the next big thing?

Sarah Sole: I feel like lavender has always been incorporated into baking, at least.

Scott Hummel: It isn't on any dish I plan to order in the next century.

Lisa Proctor: Only in making sachets.

Nate Ellis: I doubt it. Prince took it about as far as it could go.

Neil Thompson: I’ve never really considered that lavender is edible.

Dennis Laycock: If it is, I hope it’s mostly contained to the bath and beauty markets.

Andrew King: Lavender has been a thing forever, so I’m pretty sure it’s not going to explode for no reason.

Abby Armbruster: I feel like lavender has been a go-to, at least in desserts, for a while.

Lee Cochran: I doubt it.