Camp stoves and wood fires will fill the air with the smell of locally-produced, traditional Appalachian foods this Saturday during the Country Roads Cook-Off, part of the Fall Harvest Festival at Huntington’s Heritage Farm.
“The Country Roads Cook-Off focuses on creating a traditional Appalachian dish with the cook’s own new interpretation,” said Allen Arnold, host of the event and director of the sponsoring organization, the FARM2U Collaborative. “The participants are all amateur cooks and they can enter any dish they feel will win over the judges.”
He said winning dishes from previous Country Roads Cook-Offs have included: Braxton County Chuck Wagon Stew, Nicholas County Style Fancy Chicken Livers, Sutton Lake Blackberry Beignets, Appalachian/Scandinavian Cabbage Soup, Couscous with sausage ala Braxton County, and Suttondelphia Cheese Steak.
The cook-off begins at 11 a.m. and prizes will be awarded for winning dishes, including a People’s Choice Award.
The Fall Heritage Festival will include activities like corn grinding, milking cows, a petting zoo and wagon rides. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dmission for $8 for adults and $6 for children.
For more information on either event, contact Kate McComas at (304) 522-1244 or visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.com.