What does the number 31 represent to you? If you first think of "days in a month" (well, many months), then boo to you. But if you said "ice cream," now we're talking.
Discover Richmond: April 2017
For a long time, American cooking was – to be put it blandly – kinda bland. But thanks to Julia Child and the wise souls who plunked cookie dough into ice cream, we now expect variety and flair in our savory and sweet delights, even if we don't know where the inspiration for such creativity came from.
Richmond being a hot restaurant town, we figured this would be a great place to dig into that idea. So in this edition, Joan Tupponce talks to a baker's dozen of notable local chefs to get behind the dish – to hear about what inspired them to craft an item that reflects their creativity and sensibility.
We mix in plenty of history, too. Tiffany Holland delves into a curious matter: After Richmond fell to Union forces in the Civil War, Danville became the Confederate capital – but did it also become the burial site for Confederate treasure?
Charlie Bryan explores Virginia on the cusp of a different war: WW1, 100 years ago this year. And the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities takes us back to early Virginia Indians ... and you might be surprised that some terminology we're familiar with today has direct links to their diet.
In other features, we get to know "Mr. B," the longtime Atlee High School chorus director whose path to Hanover was anything but common. RTD meteorologist John Boyer debunks some weather myths, dining critic Jo Lord shares her mindset for restaurant reviews, and Leeanne Ladin highlights Secretariat, the Thoroughbred legend from Caroline County ... who, 45 years ago this year, actually lost his maiden race.
Discover Richmond touches on history, people, food, lifestyles, travel – the topics you’ve told us you like. Enjoy the journey!
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Richmond being a hot restaurant town, we wanted to dig into its vein of culinary creativity. Writer Joan Tupponce and photographer Julia Rendleman sought out a baker's dozen of notable local chefs to get behind the dish – to hear about what inspired them to craft an item that reflects their …
From anti-Semitism in his homeland to a welcoming embrace in Hanover, a passion for music has anchored Natan Berenshteyn.
The war would change Virginia and its people, as well as the nation as a whole.
RTD meteorologist John Boyer tackles a few weather misconceptions.
In Danville National Cemetery stands a towering beech tree that shows all the signs of old age: gnarled roots, thick branches and deep scars. But to a group of dogged treasure hunters, those scars are actually man-made signs of a Civil War legend.
An expert shares some insight into the legendary Thoroughbred.
Here are some numbers about tourism in the Richmond region.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing for good in 2017. But 45 years ago, in the then-new Richmond Coliseum, the circus was quite the draw.
We asked our friends at some local museums and archives to spotlight interesting pieces in their collections. Here, Meg Hughes, curator of archives at the Valentine, shares correspondence from an intriguing moment in American history.
Andrew Talkov, vice president for programs at the Virginia Historical Society, launches into the story of a midcentury toy with a Richmond connection.
Dana Puga, prints and photographs collection specialist at the Library of Virginia, explores a personal archive – and the format itself.
Indians were in Virginia long before English settlers arrived. The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for some insight into Indians and their food – which gave rise to some terminology familiar to us today. Here are excerpts from the foundation's Encyclopedia Virginia.
This insect deserves some respect.
Jo Lord shares what friends and readers have asked about how she approaches her review meals.
Ready for the outdoors, Holly Prestidge wakes up a salad recipe with some zing.
You might know watermelon, but Clare Schapiro puts the watermelon radish in the salad spotlight.
The upside of my storm damage (if there is such a thing) was that within the insurance settlement budget, I got to redo the kitchen. Here's some of what I did and learned, as well as some advice from local interior designers about kitchen trends.
RTD Wine & Spirits columnist Jack Berninger harvests some grape information for thirsty (or simply curious) Virginians.
We asked our friends at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to spotlight something fascinating from the ground up. Lynn Jackson Kirk tells us about a bearded beauty.
A bit unlucky, Jeff takes a timely spin into the realm of cars and alternative transit.
Kennedy West-Short was a ninth-grader last year at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County.
Elizabeth Lasch was a 10th-grader last year at Midlothian High School in Chesterfield County.
Lela Creamer was an eighth-grader last year at Robious Middle School in Chesterfield County.
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