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Breakfast in Virginia

I was thinking on my drive into l’etoile this morning about breakfast and what it means to our culture here in Charlottesville and Albemarle county.  Lately I have been researching food history and in particular Virginia foods and how they have evolved over the years.  I thought I would share some of what I learned […]

Apples & Family

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” In areas of the American South, the production of apple butter is a family event, due to the large amount of labor necessary to produce apple butter in large quantities. Traditionally apple butter was and is prepared in large copper kettles outside. Large paddles […]

Apple Sweet Potato Soup

Velvety and golden. If the bisque seems too thick, thin it with a light touch of extra stock or cream. Roast Sweet potatoes for 2hrs before making soup 1 T olive oil 4 C cubed Sweet potatoes 1 T sweet butter ½ t salt 1 cup onion peeled and chopped ½ t nutmeg 6 C […]

The City Market Chef Show

Chef Mark Gresge was recently interviewed by C-Ville regarding his weekly radio show “Live from the City Market.” Check out the article below and tune in to WCHV 1260 AM every Saturday morning at 7 to hear the latest from the Charlottesville City Market. If you’re an early bird to the Saturday City Market (a […]