When it comes to food in Virginia, there’s a lot to Love and they send us a little comfort your way, courtesy of some of our signature culinary delights. Many consider Virginia to be the birthplace of American cuisine and while stuck at home, why not recreate some of Virginia’s signature dishes for yourself? So here we offer traditional recipes for three of those famous dishes. Bring a little Virginia to your kitchen and travel virtually by enjoying our local flavors.
Virginia Peanut Soup
With peanuts growing abundantly in the state, this dish proposes a unique way to savor these tasty legumes. The traditional recipe is offered by the Food Network, while the Hotel Roanoke serves one of the best versions of this dish, along with their famous spoonbread.
Recipe link – https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/virginia-peanut-soup-recipe-1915881
Shrimp & Grits
You can typically find Shrimp & Grits on menus of restaurants across Virginia. Taste of Home suggests a traditional recipe; however, the interpretation of The Red Fox Inn & Tavern can’t be beaten. A pillar of the beloved Middleburg village, The Red Fox Inn has been Virginia’s Hunt Country jewel since 1728.
Recipe Link – https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/southern-shrimp-and-grits/
This luscious fruit is abundant in Virginia, and it yields itself to a plethora of savory and sweet dishes. You can make a traditional apple tart, or kick it up a notch by recreating The Inn at Little Washington version by world-renowned Chef Patrick O’Connell: the Warm Granny Smith Apple Tart with Buttermilk Ice Cream (rest assured, the ice cream recipe is also available!).
Recipe Link – https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/apple-tart/