Tomorrow, Dec. 8, the Wild Ramp in Huntington will host a special day of tasting delicious local recipes.
The West Virginia Farmers Market Association has been working on a collaborative project with the American Heart Association and local chef, April Hamilton of Charleston.
This project, The Recipe Challenge, started as a contest in search of the best heart friendly fresh recipes.
Over 80 recipes were submitted for the challenge. Winners from across the state were chosen for grand prizes. Three farmers markets received pop-up kitchens based on the number of submissions from their markets.
Three recipes were chosen to win cash prizes.
Susan Maslowski of Milton was awarded third place for her Honey Angel Food Cake.
Sherry Kaslowski of Fairmont won the second place prize for her Crust-less Quiche.
And the grand prize was awarded to Elizabeth Wheeler of Shepherdstown for her Chicken Butternut Patties.
These recipes, along with several others, have been collected and will be available in a cookbook being released this holiday season, “West Virginia Foods & Flavors Farmers Market Cookbook.”
You will be able to pre-order a copy of the book at a special tasting event tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wild Ramp in Huntington. There will be free samples of the winning recipes, and the ingredients will be available for purchase. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend.
For more information about the event, or the work of the West Virginia Farmers Market Association, contact Erica Gallimore at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out their website www.wvfarmers.org.