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Explore The Old Dominion State’s best-kept secrets with the Eat & Explore Virginia Cookbook
The Eat & Explore Virginia Cookbook is a veritable treasure map of The Old Dominion State’s best food traditions and attractions. For example, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chesapeake Bay, and endless festivals await those who travel Virginia’s winding roads. So hop in your car, secure your seatbelt, and get ready to eat and explore Virginia.
Settlements & Shrub Drinks
The British established some of the first colonies in America in Virginia. For example, the first was Jamestown, helped along by the indigenous Powhatan people. You can experience colonial life once again at Claude Moore Colonial Farm in McLean. The farm is a living history museum that portrays family life on a pre-Revolutionary War–era working farm. You’ll also enjoy interactive educational programs and special events that show what life was like in colonial America. Additionally, you can participate in apprenticeships, the Farm Skills Program, colonial workshops, and more. Get a taste of colonial culinary traditions at home with the Ginger Shrub Drink recipe included in the cookbook.
Peachy Keen Smoothie Dreams
Next, you’ll jump right into Virginia’s festival tradition with a stop at the Virginia State Peach Festival. A summer staple since August 1988, the Peach Festival has also expanded from a farmers market. In addition to fresh peaches, cobblers, ice cream, and wine coolers, you’ll discover a Friday night music celebration, arts and crafts exhibits, and a Saturday Folk Fair. Cool off with the Festival’s Super Peach Smoothie recipe, a frosty blend of peaches, kale, orange juice, and yogurt. You’ll be peachy keen in no time with this Virginian pick-me-up.
Mountainside Mustard Dip
For a sporting experience like no other, drop in at Lynchburg’s own Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre. This facility boasts the only year-round skiing, snowboarding, and tubing facility in the entire country. Using a unique Snowflex material that mimics the grip and slip of real snow, the facility is able to stay open year-round, ensuring that riders from across the country can hone their skills regardless of the weather. While there, you can also visit the two-story Barrick-Falwell Lodge, a rustic cabin with breathtaking views where guests can rent equipment, sign up for lessons, and, of course, enjoy the cozy upper lodge and refreshments from concessions. Try the Centre’s Mustard Dip recipe, which is available in the cookbook.
Airshows & Soup
Finally, round out your stay with a stop at the Tazewell County Airport Airshow. The airport is located in the mountains of Southwestern Virginia. All you need is a lawn chair, a straw hat, and camera. Enjoy local entertainment, static aircraft displays, motion simulators, and endless choices from food vendors abound. You might also like to purchase airplane and helicopter rides at reasonable prices. With new acts added each year, there’s also something exciting to see. The Airshow has also included its favorite recipe for Taco Soup, no doubt inspired by the flavors of festival vendors. Try it in your kitchen to get you hyped as you plan your next Airshow visit.
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The Eat & Explore Virginia Cookbook is available for purchase through Great American Publishers, a publishing company specializing in best-selling cookbooks featuring easy, tried-and-true recipes sure to please the entire family. If you’re craving Southern food, or you just love Southern cooking, Great American Publishers is your one-stop shop. Browse a selection of Southern cookbooks packed with Southern recipes for Southern dishes and Southern dinner ideas great for any night of the week. Order your copy today.
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