Bear right at the mountain-sized turkey (according to an antique map). Off our coast on a French-made nautical chart, exaggeratedly large French warships dwarf and scare wimpy British ships. In his new book, Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War, map expert Bill Wooldridge notices how we once pictured our own land and how the world-beyond once pictured Virginia.
How does one pick a bushel of tomatoes without kneeling? It depends on how they're strung up. Though he'd humbly disagree, many Harrisonburg folks think that Singers Glen farmer, Marlin Burkholder, knows all there is to know about growing tomatoes.
Giancarlo is a true "European" pastry chef (born in Lombardy) whose career included upscale venues like The Homestead and Keswick Hall. He and wife, Jane, ran Cafe Giancarlo on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall --and now they run Giancarlo Fine European Pastries in Staunton. He shares some thoughts about life and about luscious treats.