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Cooking for a cause: ‘Black Men Cooking’ raises money for local scholarships

Once again Gloucester is in for a special culinary treat. On Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at Page Middle School, 20 to 22 men will be cooking. In celebration of Black History Month, the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Eta Chapter of Gloucester, is sponsoring its third Black Men Cooking celebration.

Among these outstanding cooks who will prepare enough of their recipe to serve 50 to 60 tastings will be three members of the Ellis family. Grandfather Vernon W. Ellis says, "I didn’t have any sisters so I learned to cook out of necessity. I don’t cook as much today as I once did, but still love to hunt. The dish that I’m making and serving is Smothered Venison Meatballs. I hunted for this venison and processed it from the woods to the table."

Anthony C. Ellis, pastor of Agape Vision Baptist Church at Foster, son of Vernon Ellis, also learned to cook, "out of necessity. I was in college when I couldn’t even boil water, but learned if I wanted...

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