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Visiting chef serves fine cruise line cuisine (1/26/2022) - Chef Reginaldo “Regi” Craveiro visited his girlfriend Kamilah Turner’s family in Mathews during the Christmas holidays, making his first trip to Virginia but not to this country. “I guess I…
Take it slow and easy: January is National Slow Cooker Month (1/19/2022) - Brown Sugar Glazed Ham January is Slow Cooker Month and properly so. One might ask why the authorities didn’t call it crock pot month. People tend to use the terms…
Not just macarons: Market baker has many favorites (1/12/2022) - Of Renaissance origins, the macaron did not become popular until 1792. Two Carmelite nuns seeking asylum during the French Revolution in the town of Nancy in northeastern France, baked and…
Recipes for people trying to avoid gluten in their diets (1/5/2022) - Gluten-free foods are becoming more familiar these days, and many cooks are looking for gluten-free products and recipes. What is gluten? According to John Hopkins Medicine, gluten is a protein…
A famous cook, who never existed, marks 100 years (12/29/2021) - The year coming to an end was the 100th birthday of one of the best-known cooks who never existed: Betty Crocker. The name was developed in 1921 as a way…
Comfort foods featured in Guinea: She’s a staple at Achilles Center (12/22/2021) - If you have never been to the Achilles Shopping Center just across the highway from Achilles Elementary School on Guinea Road in Gloucester, you are missing a very special treat.…
Another gift of good eating from the Central Village club (12/15/2021) - For nearly half a century the Central Village Homemakers of Mathews has more than fulfilled the goals their organization was originally based upon: improving skills in homemaking, such as preserving…
Easy, delicious, American: try meatloaf for dinner (12/8/2021) - The most frequent question this writer receives is “Where do you find all the people, places and subjects that you write about?” The answer may be found in everyday conversation,…
Old friends reunited in the business they love (12/1/2021) - Kelsick Specialty Market’s website gives a very brief resume of the owner Paige Williams and the executive chef Danielle Johnson. In much bolder print at its conclusion, it reads “Locally…
Adapting family favorites to new circumstances (11/23/2021) - Susan Hilliard with her “official tasters”: her granddaughter Kori Hilliard, left, and cousin Audrey Anne Jacobs, right. “My love of cooking has taken a different turn these days due to…
It was called ‘Black Gold’: Black pepper joins salt at the dinner table (11/17/2021) - Black pepper is today an indispensable spice in every kitchen. It’s the most commonly used spice in the world (salt, being a mineral, is not a spice). Black pepper originated…
Savor the possibilities of salt (11/9/2021) - Most people probably think of salt as some simple white granule in a saltshaker found on virtually every dining table. Countless civilizations have been interwoven with salt as far back…
Don’t let recipe sampling lead to illness (11/9/2021) - (Metro) The holidays simply wouldn’t be complete without homemade dishes and desserts. Treats also are commonly offered as tokens of appreciation when popping in on friends and relatives. Good chefs…
From a great line of cooks: Rose Marie Smith, talented in the kitchen and elsewhere (11/3/2021) - Whether she is at her organ serving Navy and Coast Guard Chapel families or in her own kitchen creating one of her family’s delicious dishes, Rose Marie Smith’s results will…
Family ties are knit together in genealogist-lawyer’s cookbooks (10/27/2021) - Bessida Cauthorne White, a native and resident of Middlesex, has co-edited three cookbooks, and her second book has a second edition. She is a retired attorney who is credited as…
It’s pumpkin month: And here’s why we love them (10/20/2021) - There is no denying that once autumn rolls in, the pumpkin reigns supreme either as food or a decoration. October is National Pumpkin Month. Archaeologists discovered the oldest domesticated pumpkin…
Enjoy new cooking videos: Made on-site at Gloucester Library (10/13/2021) - “I like to see people enjoy what they are eating. I have a passion for cooking,” confides Chris Thomas, the chef you have seen on YouTube and Facebook when watching…
Crab’s always worth the wait! Crisfield’s cook-off means great recipes (10/6/2021) - Asian Crab Balls The Chesapeake Bay blue crab was star of the show recently at the annual Crab Derby in Crisfield, Maryland. There was a contest for the fastest crab-picking…
Soup’s on! Get ready for the cooler days ahead (9/29/2021) - Although her mother was “insecure in her cooking; there were five in the family,” Christine Johnson, along with her husband Robert, has enthusiastically developed and explored various new cooking skills…
Wait until next year! Guinea cake auction put on hold, but recipes are here (9/22/2021) - The youngest cooks, who now have to wait until 2022, are Andi Ashe, 6, left, and Addison Ashe, 9. Well, it’s happened again. For the second year in a row,…
Food from the Heart: Annual demonstrations raise $3,000 each for local food pantries (9/15/2021) - The “party barn” doors at White Hall Plantation in Zanoni, home of Charles and Mari Ann Banks, opened once again in August to host Food From the Heart after a…
Baking at Muddy Acres Farm She learned from family’s tradition (9/8/2021) - “Nothing gives me more pleasure than when I see the smile on a person’s face when I hand them a cake I have baked,” says Kim Cortes. “I love to…
Putting their best foot forward: Bayside Youth Ballet’s cookbook (9/1/2021) - The Bayside Youth Ballet, a resident nonprofit company of the Diggs School of Dance, has put its best foot forward in the kitchen with a 125-page cookbook, “Be Our Guest.”…
Preserving the goodness of the garden (8/25/2021) - “My grandmother taught me how to can. With all the fresh vegetables the farm produces, one day she just pulled me aside and said I was going to learn how…
Proud and generous in her kitchen: Helen Jenkins cooks her favorites (8/18/2021) - “Been here all my life. That’s 74 years, and 53 of them I have been in this house in what was known as Maryus but is now Achilles.” Helen Jenkins…
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