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Relay Insider: Employees’ Favorite Cookbooks and Food Blogs


Even though they don't have to cook on the job, most Relayers are passionate cooks in their free time. We've got vegans, Southern-fare enthusiasts, global cuisine chefs, and everything in between. I polled a few of our foodie employees to get their cooking resource recommendations: Jen (Richmond) The Organic Seasonal Cookbook: It's broken down into four chapters by season and has appetizers, entrees and desserts made from ingredients that are naturally found for those times of year. My favorite recipe is the Fall Veggie Bake. More-With-Less Cookbook: My grandma bought this one back in the 70s, and passed copies down to my mom and them myself. It's a classic -- its focus is cooking in Read more …

Tidbits and Bites: News and Links for Friday, January 27


A few things we've been reading this week: Sounds like the C'ville's Green Scene needs to get on the bandwagon and start using Relay totes! Planning to make this kale-butternut (favorite winter veggies!) salad from Richmond Food Collective. A nice review of yours truly (Relay) from Richmondmom.com. Further confirmation that we should be eating locally-raised meat from farmers we trust! By this point, you probably already have 101Cookbooks on your feed reader, but this Miso Sesame Winter Squash bears highlighting. Apropos of nothing, this video is guaranteed to make you hungry for vegetables. A Congressional Research Service report with great news we already know -- local Read more …

Tidbits and Bites: News and Links for Friday, January 20


It's Friday. Tantalizing news and links to kick-start your weekend: The Hook reported on The Whiskey Jar, a soon-to-open Southern-inspired restaurant in C'ville by Will Richey of Revolutionary Soup, a Relay favorite! Congrats, Will! The 2290Living blog continues to impress with recommendations for great local artisans. Tim Vidra of E.A.T. shared Style Weekly's suggestions for eating in Richmond in 2012. A beautiful meditation on the Richmond Food Collaborative blog about the abundance of vegetables even in January. Do you have reservations for Restaurant Week in Charlottesville yet? How about for Slow Food RVA's screening of the TEDx Manhattan Changing the Way We Eat conference? Tips Read more …

Tidbits and Bites: News and Links for Friday, January 13


Tantalizing news and links to kick-start your weekend: Slow Food RVA is bringing a day-long Viewing Party of TedX Manhattan's Change Our Food System event to Richmond. Join them on January 21. Charlottesville's Restaurant Week is coming up, so take a break from all your home cooking to try some of our best local restaurants. If you know young people looking for a new career and wishing to change children's health for the better, recommend Food Corps -- it's a great organization taking a new class of recruits. Since we're focusing on coffee this week, a few intriguing reads: coffee shops where people pay it forward and bring their dogs. Also, coffee art to visualize your addiction. A Read more …

10 Steps to: Make a Relay List


We hate to sound like Spotify advertisements, but seriously, we all love a list. From countdowns to all-time favorites, from 10 worst to most-emailed. There's even a certain fascination with other peoples' grocery lists. Lists just make life easier, too. According to psychologists, having fewer choices (say, 10 items you hand-selected) counterintuitively makes us happier than having infinite choices. Our programming wizard, Jordan, has worked hard to make convenient Relay lists a reality, so without further ado, a short tutorial: Choose "Lists" from the Ways to Shop menu on any page of Relay's site. On the right-hand side of the Lists page, choose Create a New List. Type a title Read more …