Saturday, July 27
Meet the author of Dishing Up Virginia, a comprehensive guide to southern food. These 145 delectable recipes celebrate the authentic flavors of Virginia, from oysters and blue crabs to wine, peanuts, heirloom tomatoes and sweet potatoes, Smithfield ham, and much more. Try Hanover Tomato Gazpacho, Ramp and Mushroom Strata, Crab Norfolk, Virginia Sea Scallops with Shallots and Walnuts, Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries and Hazelnuts, Oysters Bingo, Chili-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast with Wine Country Salsa, Indian Butter Chicken, Cherry Shrub Cocktail, Black Cake, Scuppernong Granita, Peanut Butter Silk Pie, Monticello Apple Cake, and Bourbon Slush. The recipes are organized by region -- Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay area, Richmond and Southern Virginia, Central Virginia and Wine Country, the Capital Region and Northern Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley and Western Virginia -- making the book a great resource for tourists as well as Virginia natives.