June ’09

Summer foods | On the bookshelf

Summer food is fresh from the garden. Or it’s gathered at farmers’ markets. Maybe we stop during day trips to taste the delights offered by inviting roadside restaurants. It could be we barbecue seasonal meals on our backyard grills and serve them to guests on our patios. Food in summer is not just sustenance — it’s entertainment.

Now that’s appetizing

An inspired chef never rests on his laurels. Scott Welch, owner/chef at the Blue Olive, tweaks, twists and changes his menu often. So I wasn’t surprised to peruse the menu and learn the hummus antipasti — my favorite appetizer at the Blue Olive — no longer was offered.