Throughout its 400-plus year history, Virginia has been a leading tastemaker in food and foodways. Our state is rich in ingredients, from the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay to the abundance of the Shenandoah Valley. Hospitality, too, is a key component, for meals, nibbles on the porch, and gifts from the kitchen, are presented with a sincere earnest of sharing something made by hand and from the heart.

This website is my love letter to Virginia and to the Chesapeake Bay region – birthplace of American cuisine.

Here you’ll find a dash of this, and a dash of that: explore the menu above (and to the right) for all that is offered. 

(Image from my book, "Dishing Up Virginia," Storey Publishing, 2013)

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