Herb festival to feature a dozen new brews
June 9th, 2016
At the eighth annual Virginia Herb Festival at Sunflower Cottage Herb Garden and Backroom Brewery in Middletown this weekend, attendees can get a taste of Virginia herbs by sampling an array of experimental beer flavors.
Nanobrewery opens in Winchester
June 7th, 2016
Winchester Brew Works, a nanobrewery and tasting room offering nine beers on tap, is now open for business at 320 N. Cameron St. in Old Town Winchester.
Front Royal weekend events tease the palate
May 19th, 2016
Downtown Front Royal will welcome thousands of visitors who are hankering for a taste of Virginia wines and local cuisine this weekend.
Fungi foraging: A delicious outdoor pastime
May 17th, 2016
Mushroom foraging may not necessarily be considered a prevalent hobby, but the Shenandoah Valley offers myriad opportunities.
Front Royal Farmers’ Market opens Saturday
May 5th, 2016
Front Royal Farmers’ Market kicks off its ninth year on Saturday. There will be live music and 16 to 20 vendors, said market director Tony Tringale.
Woodstock hosts chili cook-off
March 24th, 2016
Chili connoisseurs are preparing for a cook-off next weekend for the first Woodstock Chili Fest at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds.
Kid chefs compete to become breakfast champion
March 17th, 2016
Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School’s kitchen smelled like a sweet mix of breakfast nutrition after school on Thursday.
On the menu for St. Patrick’s Day: Pub serves up tender corned beef, cabbage
March 15th, 2016
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so get your fill of authentic Irish cuisine at Middletown’s Nana’s Irish Pub.
Fair vendors add spicy twist to French fries
July 30th, 2015
STEPHENSON – After attendees of the Frederick County Fair see the truck and tractor pull or the new skid steer rodeo, they may go for a classic choice of French fry finger food.
Chefs see food sources up close
July 21st, 2015
Chefs and restaurant owners from the D.C. area had a better glimpse at where the steaks they prepare and serve come from with a tour of Shenandoah Valley cattle farms and facilities on Monday.
Shenandoah Apple Pie Baking Contest
April 30th, 2015
There were 21 contestants in the adult and youth divisions of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Apple Pie Baking Contest held at Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery in Winchester on Thursday morning. Jessica Story, of Stephens City, won the adult division and Hannah Keri, 13, of Delaplane, won the youth division. The contest was sponsored by BestCare Home Care. Rich Cooley/Daily
What goes on a Seder plate?
April 1st, 2015
The following items are part of a Seder plate, according to a Passover 101 workshop handout from Rabbi Scott Sperling of Beth El Congregation in Winchester:
Local chef wins network cook-off show
March 11th, 2015
WINCHESTER—When some folks get their 15 minutes in the spotlight, they’ll do anything to make it a half an hour. Meghan Cooper is not those of folks.
Local chip company recognized by media
February 10th, 2015
Bon Appetite, an Internet food magazine, and MSN.com recognized Route 11 Chips, in Mount Jackson, as a premier potato chip in the month of January.
The fab pho
February 3rd, 2015
WINCHESTER — If you thought you had to travel inside the Beltway to grab a decent bowl of pho — the Vietnamese soup on every foodie’s radar — think again.
Recipe of the Week: You can make your own fresh doughnuts
February 3rd, 2015
When you think of a doughnut, you think of Dunkin Doughnuts or right off the press Krispy Kreme, but what if I could tell you that you can make your own fresh off the press doughnuts with my foolproof recipe?
A full course education
February 1st, 2015
STRASBURG — As recent Strasburg graduate Tyler Peer knows, there can never be too many cooks in the kitchen.
Recipe of the Week: Maple bacon cheesecake
January 27th, 2015
Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, mostly because I love cream cheese. The texture is creamy and velvety, and the crust adds the crunch the dessert needs.
Recipe of the Week: Candy bar cupcakes
January 20th, 2015
I always wondered what it would taste like to combine two of America’s most favored portable snacks — the candy bar and the cupcake.
Home is where the hearty is
January 13th, 2015
MAURERTOWN — There might not be any meal more evocative of home and family than a piping hot bowl of soup.