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Family Holidays are Sweet in Southern West Virginia

November 21, 2012 10:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Lots of our holiday traditions are all about food. Many family recipes have been handed down for generations. That often means that the recipes  include an item grown in home gardens. The “root” of the holiday recipe that appears on the table of Kay Bess, Marketing Director of Visit Southern West Virginia, is sweet potatoes. […]

Local Restaurants and Their Signature Dishes: Cathedral Cafe

March 28, 2012 9:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today we take a look at another Fayetteville favorite, the Cathedral Cafe. The Cathedral Cafe probably has some of the coolest décor of any restaurant in the area.  Or maybe ‘divine’ is a better way to describe Cathedral.  Housed in the old M.E Church in downtown Fayetteville, it feels like a library and a sanctuary […]

Cobbler – Other Than a Shoe Maker, What Does it Mean?

July 7, 2011 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Here’s another great post by Kay Bess on growing up in southern West Virginia (and homemade cobbler of course!). Cobbler – Other Than a Shoe Maker, What Does it Mean? How Did Cobbler Get It’s Name? The word cobbler is derived from “cobble up”, which means to throw together quickly.  The early settlers were the […]

Southern Living Discovers Southern WV

May 31, 2011 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If there’s one thing Southern WV and Southern Living magazine have in common – it’s an appreciation for great food. In the magazine’s recent guidebook, Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Favorite Southern Dives and 150 Recipes that Made Them Famous, Southern Living travel editor Morgan Murphy discovered that some tasty treats can be found […]

Ramp Season Piques our Senses

April 12, 2011 1:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the middle of April, spring starts arriving in the Mountain State.  Redbud trees start to bloom, daffodils come out, and deep in the forest floor another plant comes to life — the ramp. For those non-East Coasters, ramps are a wild leek found in our neck of the woods for a short growing season […]

West Virginia Ramp Dinner

Down Home Country Cookin’

March 1, 2011 12:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Spring is near. In Southern West Virginia spring brings a number of things: Warmer temperatures, the last few turns on skis, the start of whitewater season, blooming flowers and much more. It also signals the time for  ramps. You may be familiar with the enigmatic ramp. For those of you that aren’t, a ramp is […]

“Southern” Style Holiday Recipes

December 20, 2010 3:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The calendar is filled with holiday parties and office gatherings. This year, share an appetizer and a little Holiday Cheer that celebrates your love for the Mountain State with these recipes we love: Smooth Ambler Spirits Egg Nog Recipe 6 ounces of your favorite egg nog 2 ounces Smooth Ambler’s Exceptional White Whiskey 1/2 ounce […]

What Does Fall Taste Like?

October 20, 2010 8:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fall brings crisp cool air, leaves swirling and countrysides splashed with color. It makes perfect weather for treats like hot cocoa, mulled cider and… cake! Pumpkin Caramel 4 Layer Cake 1 box yellow cake mix 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (divided) 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup oil 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (divided) 4 […]