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The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook and Tour Book: Recipes, People, Places Hardcover – March 10, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Best of American Farms
  • Hardcover: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press; 1st edition (March 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897324161
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897324168
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,422,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...a masterpiece of a book celebrating the history, geography and farm products of Virginia...all-encompassing portrait of Virginia's legacy. -- The News-Gazette, April 8, 2003

...a wonderful book to read and savor...find something new in it every time you pick it up. -- Raleigh News & Observer, May 21, 2003

...pick up for five minutes and put down two hours later without realizing how much time has passed. -- Washingtonian, August, 2003

At the end of the book is a splendid resource listing. This book really delivers. -- The Roanoke Times, August 24, 2003

The combination cookbook and tourguide...is rich with regional marginalia on local historic sites, cooking tips and trivia. -- Washington Post, May 28, 2003

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Through recipes, tours, interviews, essays, maps, and illustrations, The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook & Tour Book tells the fascinating story of Virginia agriculture. The book reveals the intimate relationship between agriculture and Virginia's history, character, and personality. With a light, often humorous tone, it entertains, enlightens, and educates readers about Virginia's land, people, and food.
Readers will find hands-on, show-and-tell insights into traditional small-farm values, organic farming's successful practices, sustainable agriculture's cutting-edge developments, and corporate farming's most enlightened programs.
The Best of Virginia Farms will give you pleasure as it reveals the history and mystique that surround Virginia farming. It will enrich your spirit as it celebrates the family bonds and the formation of uniquely American character molded by a way of life directly connected to the land.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denise Shields on November 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I rarely buy cookbooks, and I was glad to have purchased this one. Not only are there a variety of recipes, but there is also lots of Virginia-related history and information to read as well. I think this will be the first cookbook that I actually read cover to cover!
If you are familiar with Virginia restaurants, there are recipes from places like Baliwick Inn and Shields Tavern.
The one thing I wish was different about this book is the way it's organized. For example, there is a chapter on cheese and eggs. There could be a variety of recipes in this chapter, from quiche to creme brulee.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Betty G. Harvey on May 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was displayed in the Welcome Center at the Virginia State line.

I looked through it and decided it was one I HAD to have. I made note of it in my little "black" book and when I returned home to the Northwest I knew I could count on Amazon.com to get it to me.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Much more than a cookbook, The Best of Virginia Farms contains intriguing automobile tours to plantations and historic farm sites in the Old Dominion, some I didn't know existed and most I hadn't visited but will now. There are 8 (36 by 12-inch) full color foldout panoramic photos of Virginia, interesting interviews of Virginians who had a great impact on agriculture, and so many interesting facts I didn't know -- either about food, agriculture or Virginia history. Best of all, the recipes are delicious and easy to make with clear directions and background information about the Virginians who created them. Anyone who likes good food and likes to learn will really enjoy this book about America's first farm state.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ednora J Tanner on February 6, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
THIS COOKBOOK CONTAINS STORIES ABOUT THE FARMS IN VIRGINIA, THEIR HISTORY, INTERESTING FACTS, AS WELL AS RECIPES. I GUESS I FEEL THE EMPHASIS IS ON THE FARMS AND I AM MORE INTERESTED IN THE RECIPES. DON'T GET ME WRONG, THE RECIPES LOOK GOOD BUT I GUESS I WAS LOOKING FOR THE BEST RATED RECIPES FROM FARMS IN VIRGINIA.
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