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Food from the Heart: New recipes emerge at historic site

On a land site in Gloucester that was patented in 1666, an event took place last month, as it now has for 11 years, that greatly benefits the county’s food pantries. Food from the Heart is held at White Hall (a Virginia Historical Landmark circa 1836), home of Charles and Mari Ann Banks who graciously share their elegant home and its surroundings as hosts.

As in the past, US Food and local chefs donated their time and talents preparing delicious dishes from appetizers to dessert. Many chefs from US Foods and this area return annually to support this event, with a few new talents are added each year.

From US Foods came four chefs: Jeff Bland, show director, considered an old timer, who has served three or four years; Jamie Cochran, making his first appearance as chef on stage; Chef Dr. Thomas J. Macrina, making his second appearance, and Chef Doug Delareza who kept the kitchen in order.

Chefs of the area included Chef Steven Perkins and Chef Hans Schadler of Wayland Seafood &...

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