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West Virginia Hometown Cookbook, West Virginia Home Cooking at its Best
There’s no better way to discover West Virginia food than from West Virginians themselves. The West Virginia Hometown Cookbook delivers an inside look into the kitchens of West Virginia’s best hometown cooks. Also, enjoy real West Virginia food courtesy of hundreds of West Virginia recipes passed down through generations of West Virginians. Interested in current events in West Virginia? Love festival foods? This West Virginia cookbook additionally spotlights West Virginia’s most famous food festivals and their festival recipes. Each celebrates the state’s rich culinary culture and the foods that make it special. From the valleys of the western region to the Appalachian peaks, you’ll discover home cooking, festival foods, and annual events. You don’t want to miss this.
Ramp It Up
West Virginia is famous for its use of ramps in its cuisine. Ramps are wild leeks that grow in the mountains and taste like a combination of garlic and wild onions. A West Virginia delicacy, ramps enjoy widespread popularity throughout the state. Seasonal vegetables, you’ll often find West Virginians who pickle them so they can be enjoyed all year. Locals are crazy about this delicious vegetable and celebrate it accordingly with festivals that honor it.
The Ramps & Rail Festival in Elkins is one such example. Held the fourth Saturday of every April, this annual festival honors ramps the West Virginia way. Visitors will learn about the unique, indigenous leek as they enjoy local arts & crafts, live music, and food vendors showing off scrumptious ramp dishes all day in the Town Square. After you’ve had your fill of ramp burgers, ramperoni rolls, ramp chili, and ramp risotto, you can relax for an hour on a train ride offered by the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad company. If you can get your hands on some ramps, try the White Beans and Ramps recipe. This combination of white beans, sautéed ramps, and red pepper pairs perfectly with any pasta for a meal to remember.
Festival of Franks
Hot dogs are an American staple no matter where you go, and West Virginia is certainly no exception. The West Virginia Hot Dog Festival in Huntington celebrates this American classic with the love it deserves. In addition to all the hot dogs you can possibly eat, festivalgoers will enjoy attractions like the all-day live music, the Bun Run, Buns on Bikes, and the Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Car Show. Sit in on the Hot Dog Eating, Root Beer Chuggin’, and Celebrity Mustard Squirt Contests. Kids can play in the kidzone or visit the petzone for unlimited fun. There’s also an all-breed dog race, an Weiner Dog Race, and the $100 “Dachshund Dash” championship race.
All funds raised benefit children in treatment at the Hoop’s Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Top your own hot dogs with the Hillbilly Hot Dog Sauce for a West Virginia twist on a classic dish. You can find the recipe for the sauce in West Virginia Hometown.
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Sheila Simmons & Kent Whitaker