Discover Richmond: April 2017
a long time, American cooking was – to be put it blandly – kinda bland. But
thanks to Julia Child and the wise souls who plunked cookie dough into ice
cream, we now expect variety and flair in our savory and sweet delights, even
if we don't know where the inspiration for such creativity came from.
being a hot restaurant town, we figured this would be a great place to dig into
that idea. So in this edition, Joan Tupponce talks to a baker's dozen of
notable local chefs to get
behind the dish – to hear about what
inspired them to craft an item that reflects their creativity and sensibility.
mix in plenty of history, too. Tiffany Holland delves into a curious matter:
After Richmond fell to Union forces in the Civil War, Danville became the
Confederate capital – but did it also become the burial site for Confederate
Bryan explores Virginia on the cusp of a different war: WW1, 100 years ago this
year. And the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities takes us back to early
Virginia Indians ... and you might be surprised that some terminology we're
familiar with today has direct links to their diet.
other features, we get to know "Mr. B," the longtime Atlee High
School chorus director whose path to Hanover was anything but common. RTD
meteorologist John Boyer debunks some weather myths, dining critic Jo Lord
shares her mindset for restaurant reviews, and Leeanne Ladin highlights
Secretariat, the Thoroughbred legend from Caroline County ... who, 45 years ago
this year, actually
lost his maiden race.
Richmond touches on history, people, food, lifestyles, travel – the topics
you’ve told us you like. Enjoy the journey!