Understanding that cooking is a rich process involving more than ingredients and recipes, Elizabeth Wiegand delves into the heart of Blue Ridge culture with her newest culinary achievement. A rendezvous of Southern tradition with the modern efforts of the farm-to-table movement, sustainability, and “locavore” consumers, Wiegand’s cookbook introduces sumptuous flavors with such recipes as heirloom-tomato-and-zucchini tart, lavender apple galette, and venison tenderloin with elderberry sauce.
Globe Pequot Press. 2010, 288 pages, paperback, $18.95. Available at local bookstores.