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Betty Day Gazette-Journal food columnist marks 45-year milestone (2/21/2024) - As Betty Wrenn Day looked back on her years of commitment to the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal while sitting at her desk in the newspaper’s Mathews office, she reminisced on her food…
food potatoes Back to basics; The Potato gives a solid footing to a meal (2/21/2024) - The potato has earned its place on American dinner plates. The humble spuds we call potatoes are America’s favorite vegetable but their origin was not in the United States. The…
food marilyn 1 Old-time country store continues to serve the community at Bena (2/14/2024) - The historic Bena Country Store, at the corner of Guinea and Mark Pine roads and across the road from Buck’s Store Museum, was constructed in 1904. Brothers William DuVal and…
mathews chili cookoff bay school Chili Cook-Off (2/14/2024) - Saturday’s Mathews Rotary Club 8th annual Chili Cook-Off, held at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins, was a big success, with a sell-out crowd of about 500 people enjoying…
food mathews library pizzelle final Warm your lover’s heart with homemade cookies (2/7/2024) - Valentine’s Day falls next Wednesday, and lovers everywhere will be looking for something to warm the hearts of their dear ones. Homemade cookies have long been a thoughtful treat that…
food william jordan Inspired by his grandmothers, William Jordan cooks for everyone (1/31/2024) - “My two grandmothers were the best cooks, and they did it with no recipes and no measuring equipment. It was done with a little dab of this and a dash…
food Wayne and Gib New family tradition made for a joyous holiday (1/24/2024) - A few weeks have passed since Christmas, but the memories of family and joy will linger no matter how you celebrated, whether in the traditional manner or by developing a…
food pasta Fill up deliciously with some type of pasta dish (1/17/2024) - Pasta, one of the world’s most popular foods, is found in almost every country, each with its own version. The word pasta is generally used to describe traditional Italian noodles.…
food salad dressing Island dreaming: Thousand Island dressing, that is (1/10/2024) - In today’s world when preparing a meal, almost any ingredient needed can be obtained from the shelves of a supermarket. In the 18th, 19th and the first part of the…
food bronwyn 1 One recipe, two loaves: bread’s done, leaving time for new adventures (1/3/2024) - “I am not a cook, I just love to bake,” confides Bronwyn Hughes who moved to Mathews 20 years ago. “I use one recipe only because it’s easy to make.…
edit food cookies 2 It’s cookie time: Here is your chance to add recipes to your collection (12/27/2023) - This the time of the year when cookies make their appearance most often. There is no age limit to who likes cookies. People in the United States purchase more than…
food homemakers 1 A splendid banquet: Central Village Homemakers share their recipes again (12/22/2023) - Central Village Homemakers, an organization formed in the mid-1970s, has always been a big supporter of causes in Mathews County. The members work endlessly to help sustain the coffers of…
food ball Blending traditions: Ball family celebrates twice in December (12/13/2023) - No matter what life presents you, Joi Ball says, “There are no rewinding buttons; can only go forward.” It’s a philosophy she has used her entire life.Joi, from Long Island,…
food sue garrett Sue Garrett came from a mountain farm to Mathews County (12/6/2023) - “I’m not a come here, I am a brought here, and I love Mathews,” was Sue Garrett’s reply when asked where she was from. “I’m a mountain girl who lived…
food ware river Fabulous treats will greet you at King’s Daughters Open House (11/29/2023) - After an undesired two-year recess (2020-2021) the Ware River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons is in the second year of reviving a 34-year tradition: providing a fantastic Christmas…
food locust grove chili winners Pleasing the judges: Spiced-up chili gets the win (11/21/2023) - The weatherman cooperated and the Annual Fall Festival, which included a Chili Cook-Off, was one of the most successful Locust Grove Church at Dutton has ever held. Approximately 200 people…
Pound cake cookbook being compiled (11/21/2023) - The Mathews Historical Museum is compiling a small cookbook with “Southern Pound Cake Recipes from the Past and Present—Mathews, Virginia,” “We know that both the Woman’s Club and the Homemakers have…
food york river Oh those pies! And all the wonders of the Book-Author Luncheon (11/15/2023) - The annual Book-Author Luncheon of the York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons got its start in 1993. In 2023 it is still being produced and has become…
button up soup pot plain Warm your interior with one of these favorite soups from our files (11/15/2023) - People probably began cooking broths as soon as they learned how to make clay pots and mud vessels. The evolution of soup has had an extraordinary effect on meal planning.…
food school cooks School culinary specialist has a full resume in food service (11/8/2023) - It’s like being the new kid on the block for Chef Christal Jett. She is the new Culinary Specialist in the Food Service Department of the Gloucester County Schools. Christal…
food tina lewis Cooking on the land and for the people she loves (11/1/2023) - “I’m a Gloucester girl,” replied Tina Marie Lewis, when asked where she was from. “We lived in Guinea and the Glass area. When I was a small child my parents…
food farmasea Fresh farm-to-table feasts: Local chef cooks imaginative menu (10/25/2023) - Will Mitchell, owner and executive chef of the Farmasea Restaurant in Gloucester Court House, said he has been cooking since “I was a young child.” It’s something he has always…
food chris thomas gloucester tarts What is a Gloucester tart? Chef Chris figures it out (10/18/2023) - With a lot of effort beforehand and a lot of work on September 2, the Gloucester Collaboration (GC) hosted the “Global Gloucester Day,” an event traditionally celebrated in Gloucester, England.…
Crisfield Crab recipes: The latest and greatest (10/11/2023) - From a suggestion made by a local newspaper editor, the National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, Maryland, has occurred every Labor Day weekend for over 75 years. It is an…
neighbors italian feast Italian feast will warm body and soul; volunteers do the cooking (10/4/2023) - Come Saturday, ticket holders will have a pleasant evening, dining at the 14th annual Italian Feast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. When John and Carol McCormack of Mathews made…

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