The Smithfield

Gourmet Gazette 

Our Chef likes to write from time-to-time, sharing what’s new and delicious at the Smithfield Gourmet Cafe & Bakery, or maybe something interesting she saw on her day off. You just never know what an artist will do.

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Southern cooking takes techniques

Southern cooking takes techniques

You will find countless recipes for Southern Cooking on the web, but the things they neglect to let you know is definitely the techniques required to turn those recipes into real southern dishes. When it comes to Southern recipes, I'm sorry to state that what exactly...

Mustard as Food and Medicine

Mustard as Food and Medicine

A web search the history of mustard shows that its use has been traced back to mustard seed residue found in stone age cooking bowls. Over 5600 varieties of mustard have been cataloged. Mustard has a history as a medicine that is as long as its history as a food...

Smithfield Gourmet History

Smithfield Gourmet History

Since the Spring of 1993, Smithfield Gourmet Bakery & Café has been making history as Smithfield, Virginia’s quaint gourmet cafe with the fresh, preservative-free food and the charming atmosphere. We are proud of our commitment to good food and good service. Only...

Here come the holidays!

Here come the holidays!

It's been one heck of a year, hasn't it? If facing the 2020 holidays is making your stomach turn, here are some ways to turn that around. Medical experts say your digestive system doesn’t operate very well under stress and negative emotions. So you need to stay calm...

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