Mid-Atlantic2018-07-10T20:14:40+00:00

Virginia: Birthplace of America’s Culinary Revolution

July 15th, 2018|Categories: Cuisines, Mid-Atlantic, Recipes, Regions, Southern, Southern Recipes|Tags: , |

It’s that time of year again, when we deck out in red, white and blue to celebrate our nation’s independence. Virginia is indisputably the birthplace of our country: it’s home to the first permanent colony of settlers at Jamestown and played a leading role in the American Revolution. Nicknamed the “mother of presidents,” Virginia was also the birthplace of eight of our leaders, including George Washington, our first president, and Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and our third president—who not only played a role in the birth of our country, he helped give birth to modern American cuisine.