@ Cerise: Lavendar in Risotto
Firstly, I have never used lavendar with cranberries. The programme that you are referring to, is not broadcast in the Mediterranean.
Cranberries are a traditional USA crop ( Bay Colony Zone 1620 ) and I have never seen fresh cranberries in Italia. In Spain, there is an equivalent berry --- however, cranberries, no.
Lavendar: Of course, most of the world┤s lavendar comes from Provence, France --- and being close to Italia and Spain, we do have lavendar, however, it is predominantely used in Baking.
When at our seaside house with the gals in Italia, I had once made a risotto with lavendar, fennel and Fiore Sardo Pecorino ... It was quite aromatic ... lovely actually ... Fun experiment ...
Give your idea a try and let us know how it turns out ...