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Gourmet Guys Give Back 2017

By Kim Howard, CAE Approximately 200 people spent Sunday afternoon sampling some of the tastiest dishes in the county prepared by amateur chefs. More than 22 Gourmet Guys and their sous chefs, connected through Leadership Prince William and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce, showed off their cooking or grilling chops at this second annual family-friendly event. Valerie Burke …

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“The Healthy Jewish Kitchen” by Paula Shoyer

Rebecca Barnes Publisher, Prince William Living For years my mother used her copy of “Jewish Cookery”  by Leah Leonard, which is considered a classic. I love it too but often wondered about Gluten-free and vegetarian lifestyles that are more mainstream today. How does todays kosher cook accommodate these needs? Paula Shoyer, THE kosher food expert, and best-selling author, has released …

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Be Kind to One Another

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity A saying made popular by Ellen DeGeneres, “Be Kind to One Another,” is something we should all adopt. While it can be hard during the holiday season…or while commuting in Northern Virginia traffic, being kind seems to have escaped us all. When I do encounter an act of kindness, I am so blown away that there are still amazing …

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Arepas Bee: See What All the Buzz Is About

By Helena Tavares Kennedy It’s only been around for about a year, but Arepas Bee is quickly becoming a hot spot to visit for new and unique flavors. Arepas Bee serves Venezuela’s famous Empanadas and Arepas, making it stand out since there aren’t many places in the Prince William region that offer Venezuelan food. Located inside the Beehive indoor playground at a shopping center in …

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Gourmet Guys Give Back to Feature Local Leaders’ Home-Cooked Favorites

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce Come hungry! Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will host their Second Annual Gourmet Guys Give Back event from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Linton Hall School in Bristow.  This family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature 20 local amateur chefs who …

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Okra’s Bistro in Gainesville Will Need a New Home

Provided by All Things Writing, LLC Virginia Oaks Golf Club is closed, and with that, by Dec. 18, 2017, the recently opened Okra’s Bistro will be, too. Charles Gilliam, owner of the Okra’s restaurants, said the golf course closed a few weeks after they launched their Gainesville location this past spring. “We went there thinking we would be a restaurant …

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with IKEA Swedish Julbord Buffet

Provided by IKEA As the holidays approach, IKEA invites consumers to celebrate the season during its annual Swedish Julbord smorgasbord on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at participating stores nationwide.  A traditional Julbord is a highlight of Swedish cuisine, consisting of local and family specialties enjoyed with family and friends. IKEA is inviting everyone to join the celebration with an all-you-can-eat …

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Award-Winning Author Launches Latest Book at First Friday in Manassas

By Emma Young Belinda Miller, renowned creator of fictional fantastical worlds and a Manassas resident, also knows how to create fantastical events. The award-winning author is launching Reunion, the last installment of The Ragwort Chronicles, in a free, immersive event which includes viewing original art based on the series by Manassas-based Emily Thomson, along with aged vinegar, fresh olive oil, …

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The Firehouse Foodie: Turkey Again? Why Turkey Anyway?

By Frank E. Vaerewijck Turkey is a staple for Thanksgiving, as we all know, but why? As a kid, we have images of Pilgrims and Native Americans breaking bread, much like we do at the Firehouse, around a big table filled with all sorts of food, and a huge turkey right there in the middle. Everyone dressed up in their …

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant INGREDIENTS 1½ lbs (700 g) asparagus (about 18 stalks), washed, patted dry and trimmed 3 oz (90 g) sliced prosciutto (about 8 slices) Black pepper, to taste Prepared balsamic glaze (optional) Fresh Parmesan cheese (optional) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C) Cut prosciutto slices in half lengthwise. Wrap each asparagus with one piece …

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