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“A Taste of Virginia Tech” features 80 recipes from local Blacksburg restaurants and the West End Market on campus, as well as tailgating recipes and even a recipe from head football coach, Frank Beamer. Students and alumni might recognize local favorites like one of West End’s most popular dishes, London broil with mushroom sauce and roasted garlic whipped potatoes, or Gillie’s banana-walnut French toast.
Krista Gallagher and Kris Schoels were both members of the Delta Delta Delta sorority at Tech and shared a self-described “obsession with the food at Virginia Tech.” They’re not the only fans of campus dining. In her commencement address to the University in May, First Lady Michelle Obama even made a shout-out to the dining services by describing the food as “the best campus food you’ll ever eat.” And the First Lady wasn’t just being polite. College Prowler gave Virginia Tech Dining Services an elusive A (University of Virginia took home a respectable B-) and rated off-campus dining positively as well with a B.
The cookbook will be released by Mascot Books on August 1st and will be available at major retailers. Should we be expecting a rival UVA cookbook in bookstores soon?