Summer flavours

As soon as I opened Cider Beans, Wild Greens and Dandelion Jelly Recipes of Southern Appalachia by Joan Aller I knew it was full of recipes that I had to cook this summer. Joan Aller tempts you with the kind of food that makes memories. I can picture her Oven-Baked Blueberry Toast for brunch, or her delicate Orange Flower Tea Cake with iced tea on a sultry afternoon. She has recipes for shrimp and creamy grits and savory trout cakes. And make no mistake; these recipes are a chef’s take on country food. Aller’s recipes are fine-tuned with a simple elegance.