One great thing about spending more time at home is the freedom to explore your culinary talents—even if they’ve yet to be discovered. Don your apron and dive into one of these delicacies from our Mountain State.


Nothing says West Virginia quite like the pepperoni roll. There’s even a book written about them. Check out this tried and true recipe and dine on fresh-baked rolls tonight. 

Biscuits from scratch are another West Virginia staple. When you can’t get to Tudor’s Biscuit World to get one already baked, you can try making them at home. Here’s a good recipe to start with. 

Spring ushers in West Virginia ramp season. Also known as wild leeks or spring onions, ramps grow wild and are plentiful if you have the right connections. Try them tonight with fried potatoes. And here’s more inspiration for you if you hit the ramp jackpot.

Sometimes the day calls for a bowl full of something that feeds your soul. How about trying your hand at cornbread and pinto beans? Here’s a recipe to get you started. Add some chopped onion on top, and dinner is served.

West Virginians love their hot dogs. For supper tonight, serve your dogs with chili and slaw, because that’s the only way to do it around here. Here’s how you put these together.

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Holly Leleux-Thubron
Written by Holly Leleux-Thubron
Holly is the managing editor for all magazines created by New South Media. She has more than 15 years of professional writing experience and when she isn’t working on the next issue, she’s finding adventure with her husband, Stephen, and teenage daughters: Isabel and Eve.