To some, it may sound somewhat unappetizing to eat from something that grows in a marsh—otherwise known as a swamp, bayou, or wetland—but these watery masses are home to the native European/Western Asian plant, Althaea officinalis, a member of the mallow plant family and source from which the long-beloved marshmallow confection is created. As we all know, many marshmallow creations are fun to create and eat, but learning about the marshmallow has proven to be an equally enjoyable experience. Join us to uncover some of the secrets of the fluffy, white confection and flavor of the month; delicious on its own or as a staple ingredient in some of our favorite recipes.

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