by Sheila Simmons and Kent Whitaker
Fill your kitchen with the aroma of deep southern dishes from the locals of West Virginia. Weâ€™ve put together all of the easy-to-follow recipes along with fun-filled facts about this great state into our STATE HOMETOWN COOKBOOK SERIES. Whether youâ€™re looking to barbeque and grill, or indulge in a traditional, habit-forming, homemade apple butter, youâ€™ll find it here with these authentic down-home recipes straight from the heart of West Virginia. Satisfying your appetite for that irresistible southern cuisine has never been easier! From their home to yours, youâ€™ll fall in love with local, tried and true recipes from hometown cookbooks across the state. Just open this first-rate new cookbook and youâ€™ve got a dining experience at your fingertips with favorites West Virginia Cast-Iron Sugar Snap Peas, Golden Delicious Wassail, and First Lady s Cornbread Salsa to Molasses Raisin Cookies, Mom s Hot Fried Buttermilk Chicken, and Pawpaw Chiffon Pie. From Frosted Honey Cake to Mountain Mini Trout Cakes to Berkeley Springs Oven-Baked Apple Butter and many, many more. You'll also enjoy interesting facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state... Hogging Up West Virginia BBQ & Music Festival to Ramps & Rail Festival in Elkins, from West Virginia Peach Festival to Autumn Harvest Festival & Roadkill Cook-Off in Marlinton, from West Virginia Black Walnut Festival to West Virginia Hot Dog Festival in Huntington, youâ€™ll never miss the celebration! Experience cooking from The Mountain State, perfectly seasoned, and always unforgettable. West Virginia Hometown Cookbook preserves West Virginia s most treasured dishes... delectably.