Kingsolver calls Virginia Tech special meal “work of art”

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The common book festivities on September 14th included a meal celebrating Virginia Tech’s rich regional food resources.  The  Virginia Harvest Celebration Meal highlighted produce, meats, and desserts with local and regional components to create a truly stunning variety of eats.  The meal was attended by authors Barbara Kingsolver and Steven Hopp, as well as a crowd of over 2300 consisting of students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Kingsolver was quite pleased with the menu and presentation.  She expressed that the meal was “magnificent,” and “truly a work of art”.  Dining Services upheld its high standards in executing the meal, drawing together a diverse pool of work from across departments in the university.  It was, in all ways, a team effort.


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