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Talladega Superspeedway - Originally named Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway was built on the site of a World War IIera Air Force base in the heart of Alabama. NASCAR founder Bill France and his family envisioned a race track that would be faster, larger, and more exciting than any track built to date.

Construction began on May 23, 1968, and was completed on September 13, 1969. The end result is the most modern speedway ever built. Often simply referred to as Dega, the track is 2.66 miles long, its high-banked turns are nearly three stories tall, and race cars have reached speeds over 200 miles per hour. It is so popular that it is said to become one of the largest temporary cities in the state every race weekend.

Check out all of the famous names and teams that have made Talladega Superspeedway a modern legend in motorsports!

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Battleship Alabama - Powerful: this single word aptly describes a naval vessel known as a battleship. The USS Alabama (BB 60) was the last of four South Dakota–class battleships built for World War II. She is well armored and designed to survive an attack while continuing to fight. Her main battery, known as “Big Guns,” consisted of nine 16-inch guns; each could launch a projectile weighing as much as a small car that could hit a target 21 miles away.

Her crew numbered 2,332 men, none of whom were lost to enemy fire, earning her the nickname “Lucky A.” She served as more than just a battleship: she carried troops, supplies, and seaplanes and served in the Pacific and Atlantic; her doctors treated patients from other ships; she was the wartime home for a major-league ballplayer; the movie setting for Hollywood films; and she traveled home to the state of Alabama with the help of schoolchildren.

Author Bio: Author Kent Whitaker and Bill Tunnell, executive director of the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, visually chart the course of the USS Alabama from the day her keel was laid to her present service as a museum ship and memorial in Mobile, Alabama.

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The West Virginia Hometown Cookbook - Favorite Recipes from West Virginia's Best Hometown Cooks

You will love this deep dish, double serving of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all over The Mountain State. From Wild and Wonderful West Virginia you will experience wild and wonderful favorites like Venison Jerky, White Beans & Ramps, and Dandelion Cookies, to traditional southern favorites like Tried and True Cornbread, Classic Creamy Cole Slaw, and My Mama’s Meatloaf, to uniquely Appalachian favorites like Hillbilly Hot Dog Sauce, Mountain-Style Blackberry Jam Cake, Pepperoni Roll Poppers, and Preston County Raised Buckwheat Pancakes. This outstanding cookbook is packed with favorite recipes your family is sure to love.

Experience West Virginia’s all-time favorite recipes… from 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… You’ll taste the very BEST of West Virginia.

Facts, History, and More! You'll also enjoy interesting facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state... from Hogging Up WV BBQ & Music Festival to Ramps & Rail Festival in Elkins, from West Virginia Peach Festival to Autumn Harvest Festival & Roadkill Cook-Off in Marlinton, and West Virginia Black Walnut Festival to WV Hot Dog Festival in Hungtington, you’ll never miss the celebration!

Festival Listing!

Apple Butter Festival
Berkeley Springs •  Columbus Day weekend in October

This traditional harvest festival kicks off with a nostalgic hometown parade Saturday morning followed by two-days-worth of family-friendly games and contests, music, country food, fine arts and local crafts. Undisputed star of the Apple Butter Festival is the spicy apple butter stirred in giant copper kettles in the middle of the square. Free admission.

304-258-3738 • www.berkeleysprings.com/apple-butter-festival

Berkeley Springs
International Water Tasting

Berkeley Springs • Last Full Weekend in February

More than 100 waters from around the USA and the planet compete for best tasting and packaging in this award-winning event that is the largest and longest-running water tasting in the world. The public can taste along and take home entries in the concluding Water Rush. A day-long water seminar brings experts from around the world to Berkley Springs for the annual Berkley Springs International Water Tasting. Free admission.

800-448-8797 • www.berkeleysprings.com/water

 

Blues Brews & BBQ Festival
Snowshoe • First Weekend in August

Take the best craft brewers in West Virginia and combine them with great food, live music and amazing vistas from the top of the mountain and you get the Blues Brews & BBQ Festival. It just doesn’t get much better than that.

304-572-5892 • www.snowshoemtn.com

Burgoo Cook-off
Webster Springs • Columbus Day Weekend

Burgoo Cook-Off in Webster Springs is a fall festival that is fun for the whole family. The star of the show is the Burgoo contest which has an entry fee and pays cash prizes for First, Second, Third, and People’s Choice awards. There is no admission to fee to enjoy the fun — live bluegrass music, apple butter making, an apple pie contest, hay rides, cake walks, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin painting, and much more. Bring the family and join the fun.

304-847-7291 • www.visitwebsterwv.com

Burlington Old-Fashioned
Apple Harvest Festival

Burlington • First Full Weekend in October

Burlington Old-Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival is a free two-day event including live entertainment, a Banjo & Fiddle contest, a baby apple dumpling contest, parade, and, of course, old-fashioned apple butter and apple dumplings. There are many food and craft vendors on site as well as a car show and fireworks on the last night. This is a great event for the whole family.

800-969-0079 • www.bumfs.org

ChiliFest
Huntington • September

ChiliFest is the West Virginia State Chili Championship sanctioned by the International Chili Society. Cooks from a five-state area come to compete for the state title and go on to compete in the World’s Chili Championship. Great chili, spirited competition, live music, games and a Kids Corner event all make ChiliFest a great community event and a fundraiser for the local Ronald McDonald House. To date, ChiliFest has raised over $550,000 for The House.

304-634-4857 • www.chilifestwv.com

 

Clay County Golden
Delicious Festival

Clay  • Third Week in September

The Clay County Golden Delicious Festival features four days of music and entertainment, crafts, parade, games and rides, pageants, quilt show, motorcycle show, antique car show, golf tournament and an outdoor drama. You will also discover, of course, baking contests with lots of food all brought together to celebrate the Golden Delicious Apple that was discovered on the Mullins Farm in Clay County.

8304-587-4260 • www.claygoldendeliciousfestival.com

Feast of the Seven Fishes
Fairmont • Second Saturday in December

One Saturday every December, thousands of people venture onto Monroe Street in downtown Fairmont for a fun day filled with authentic Italian cuisine, traditional holiday music, and unique gift shopping opportunities. This wildly anticipated event draws more than 8,000 visitors annually.

304.366.0468 • www.mainstreetfairmont.org

Harvest Festival
Fairmont at Pricketts Fort State Park • Second Weekend in October

Enjoy a fun, fall weekend focusing on 18th century foods. This fun-for-the-whole-family festival includes demonstrations and displays about wild game, food production, harvest preservation, cooking, customs and manners.

304-363-3030 • www.prickettsfort.org

Hogging Up WV
BBQ & Music Festival

Great Cacapon • Fourth Weekend in October

West Virginia State Championship BBQ & Music Festival is a two-day event in the mountains of West Virginia. Held at Cox Camping just 12 miles outside Berkeley Springs, nestled at the foothills of the Cacapon mountains, you will enjoy the beauty of West Virginia and a wonderful weekend in the wilderness along with music, barbecue and more food, vendors, beer and more. As seen on The Rachael Ray Show, and in the New York Times, Steven Raichlen’s barbecue books and Saveur magazine.

410-908-9241 • www.HoggingUpWV.com

 

Kirkwood Winery Grape Stomping Wine Festival
Summersville • Third Weekend in September

For more than 20 years, the Kirkwood Winery Grape Stomping Wine Festival has provided fun for the whole family. This unique festival features live music, dance groups, handmade crafts, and good food. Popular music groups perform each year; check the website for the full line-up. Everyone loves the Grape Stomping and Grape Eating Contests. Enjoy a free glass with admission to the wine tasting.

304-872-7332 • www.kirkwood-wine.com

Lemonade Festival
Bluefield • Last Weekend in August

Bluefield Preservation Society hosts the Lemonade Festival in the Depot District the last weekend of August. The celebration of The Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce’s long-standing lemonade promotion features: art exhibits, parade, antique car show, food court, arts and crafts, LemonMade Cook- Off, lemonade promotion display, lemon hunt, family fun park, musical acts from acclaimed gospel groups to local artists, with a grand finale act in the historic Granada Theater. The GBCC’s lemonade promotion began in 1939. Arguably the most unique and highly recognized tradition celebrated in the Bluefields, the lemonade promotion is well loved by citizens and has gained national exposure.

304-589-0239 • www.bluefieldpreservationsociety.com

Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
Lewisburg • Second Weekend in April

The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival is a chocolate lover’s dream. This fun festival offers something for the whole family with a chocolate tasting extravaganza, live performances, chocolate mousse eating contest, bake-offs and professional demonstrations.

304-645-1000 • www.lewisburgchocolatefestival.com

Main Street Martinsburg
Chili Cook-Off

Martinsburg • October

Enjoy Music from Clement & Williams and The Eric Chef Group , beer and Chili in downtown Martinsburg. Saturday, October 4th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. to taste chili $5.00 per person, 7 years old and below FREE.

304.262.4200 • www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com

 

Martinsburg Chocolate Festival and Book Fair
Martinsburg • Last Weekend in April

Indulge the mind and the senses at the Fourth Annual Chocolate Fest/Book Faire held in historic downtown Martinsburg West Virginia on the last weekend of April. Experience a one day Extravaganza held throughout downtown businesses. Explore the unique shops and speak with West Virginia Authors, tours at DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates, Chocolate Cupcake Contest, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory showing at the Public Library and much more.

304-262-4200 • www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com

Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival
St. Albans • Second Saturday in October

The Annual Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival, sponsored by the St. Albans Historical Society, is held the second Saturday in October each year at historic Morgan’s Kitchen, located along MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans. Activities include apple butter making, cabin tours, pioneer re-enactors, hit/ miss engines, arts and crafts, old time music and antique wood-crafters. Baked goods and hot dogs are available. Apple butter is available for purchase. There is no charge for this event and plenty of parking is available.

304-727-5972 • www.stalbanshistory.com/morgans-kitchen

Nicholas County Potato Festival
Summersville • September

The Nicholas County Potato Festival celebrates potato farmers in the area with two days of fun for the whole family. You will enjoy amusement rides, a Car and Tractor Show, Farmer’s Market, Potato Auction, Pet Pageant, Corn Hole Competition, 5K Race, Spud Hunt and Sack Race, Daily Entertainment, Firemen’s Parade, Grand Parade, Potato Idol Competition, Fireworks, Food and Craft Vendors and Mashed Potato, Tater Tot and Hot Wing Eating Contests.

304-872-3722 • www.nicholascountypotatofestival.com

Preston County Buckwheat Festival
Kingwood • Last Thursday in September

The Preston County Buckwheat Festival always starts the last Thursday in September. For more than 70 years, the festival has been entertaining people far and wide. The festival features 3 parades, coronation of Queen Ceres and King Buckwheat, arts and crafts, livestock exhibits, quits, 4H exhibits, Friday night entertainment show, antique car show, a midway with over 20 rides, and festival food including our famous whole hog sausage and buckwheat cake dinners.

304-379-2203 • www.buckwheatfest.com

 

Ramps & Rail Festival
Elkins • Fourth Saturday in April

Learn about Ramps—the unique, indigenous “wild leek” that grows in the Appalachian mountains— at the annual Ramps & Rail Festival in Elkins. Enjoy local arts, crafts, live music and food vendors who show off scrumptious ramp dishes from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Town Square. Relax on a one-hour ride on the New Tygart Flyer which departs twice on the day of the festival. See website for ticket prices.

8877-686-7245 • wwwmountainrail.com

Ribfest BBQ Festival
Charleston • September

The annual Ribfest BBQ Festival features world-class awardwinning barbecue rib vendors from around the country serving the best barbecue ribs, chicken and sauces you will ever eat along with a variety of other great foods including Philly cheesesteaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, seafood and a selection of delicious desserts. People come from over 12 states to enjoy the great foods and entertainment including carnival rides, nightly entertainment, attractions, petting zoo, pony rides, eating contest and much more. This family friendly event has lots to do for people of all ages.

304-444-2921 • www.charlestonwvribfest.com

Salem Apple Butter Festival
Salem • First Thursday thru Sunday of October

The Salem Apple Butter Festival provides live demonstrations of old-fashioned apple butter making. You will see the process done outdoors using copper kettles suspended over wood fire with the tasty product and canned on the spot for visitors to purchase. Other attractions include live entertainment, a grand parade, Saturday night fireworks, food, crafts, celebrity auction and many contests including apple pie baking, quilt show, the Sam Warner Memorial 5k Run, bicycle poker ride, pet show-off, talent show, car show, and horseshoe pitching and corn hole tournaments. The festival is a drug and alcohol free event providing family fun for all ages. There is no admission charge and all entertainment is free, as well.

304-782-1518www.salemapplebutterfestival.com

Taste of Our Towns
Lewisburg • Second Saturday of October

Taste of Our Towns, a benefit for Carnegie Hall, West Virginia, takes place the second Saturday of October each year. Thousands of residents and visitors from across the region converge to gather on the streets of historic downtown Lewisburg to sample delicacies from local restaurants, civic clubs and organizations. Yearly favorites such as The General Lewis Inn’s pecan pie and Wolf Creek Gallery’s crab cakes disappear quickly. You certainly won’t want to miss The Greenbrier who comes out in force with numerous selections from their exclusive restaurants. Cash is not accepted at TOOT. For your convenience, you may order tokens in advance beginning in September. Will-call tokens will be available the day of the event at the Carnegie Hall booth near the green space.

304-645-7917• www.carnegiehallwv.org

 

Annual Tomato Tasting Festival
Fairmont • Third Sunday in August

The Annual Tomato Tasting Festival hosted by the Marion County Master Gardener Association is the 3rd Sunday each August at the High Gate Carriage House in Fairmont. You’ll sample more than 60 varieties of tomatoes provided by local growers judged for the Biggest, Best Tasting and People’s Choice. Step outside, for lunch or to leisurely stroll the historic coal baron’s estate grounds to the Farmers Market, musical entertainment, gardening and food clinics, children’s activities, and other educational and heritage displays—WV Extension demonstrations, honeybees, basket weaving, and butterfly tent. Free Admission. There is no entry fee for tomatoes.

304-816-1379 • www.marion.ext.wvu.edu

Uniquely West Virginia
Wine and Food Festival

Berkeley Springs • April

Uniquely West Virginia Wind and Food Festival includes more than a score of West Virginia wineries and edible product makers and growers set up for a daylong sampling and sale of their products. All weekend long, local restaurants and shops join in with related specials and sales. The show offers a free opportunity for the public to sample and buy dozens of state-grown products as well as meet the faces behind these products.

304-258-9147 • www.berkeleysprings.com/uniquely-west-virginia-wine-food-festival

West Virginia Chocolate Festival
Ripley • Day Before Palm Sunday

The West Virginia Chocolate Festival is all things chocolate. From truffles to molded suckers, from dipped fruit to fudge, chocolate bunnies to chocolate covered popcorn. If it is made with chocolate, we probably have it. This is a family event with free admission and free parking.

304-531-1133

West Virginia Turkey Festival
Mathias • Fourth Weekend in October

West Virginia Turkey Festival is held to honor Turkey growers in the state. The festival features a turkey/ ham dinner, turkey shoot, car show, craft show, pageant and other events. Everyone is welcome to come see the beautiful little town of Mathias and enjoy everything the festival has to offer.

304-897-7282 www.facebook.com/wvturkeyfestivalpageant

 

Wild Edibles Festival
Buckeye • Third Saturday in April

Get a taste of Pocahontas County at the annual Wild Edibles Festival. Choose from a variety of workshops and walks where you will learn where to gather, how to identify, and how to prepare the delicious bounty of wild edible plants. Make and sample wildflower teas, main dishes, and desserts made with greens and flowers you won’t find at the supermarket. There is silent auction and vendors for your enjoyment.

304-799-4636 • www.pocahontascountywv.com

West Virginia Black
Walnut Festival

Spencer • Second Thursday in October

For 60 years, The Black Walnut Festival has entertained the area with a family-centered festival that is great fun for people of all ages. Featuring food, music, arts and crafts, 4H exhibits, a carnival, kid’s day parade, marching band competition and the Grand Parade on Saturday, you will not want to miss this four-day festival—one of West Virginia’s best festivals.

304-927-1640 • www.wvbwf.com

West Virginia Chestnut Festival
Rowlesburg • Sundays in October

Established in 2008 and sponsored by the Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee with the Town of Rowlesburg and Tourism Commission, West Virginia Chestnut Festival celebrates the great American chestnut tree, which originally made-up 40% of hardwood trees in the 16 States of the Appalachian Chain, prior to an Asian blight occurring in the early 20th century. Visitors enjoy sampling and purchasing chestnuts, roasted chestnuts on an open grill, visiting vendors, or attending presentations on restoration of the American chestnut tree. The festival finishes with a gala dinner banquet, featuring chestnut flavored items, and the crowing of chestnut royalty, Mr. and Mrs. Chestnut.

304-329-1240 • www.wvchestnutfestival.com

WV Hot Dog Festival
Huntington • Last Saturday in July

Eat your fill of hot dogs while listening to live music and enjoying great entertainment all day at this annual event. You’ll love the BUN RUN, BUNS ON BIKES, and HOT DOGS & HOT RODS Car Show. Watch the Hot Dog Eating Contest, Root Beer Chuggin’ Contest, and Celebrity Mustard Squirt Contest. Play in the KIDZONE, visit the PETZONE, participate in the all-breed exhibition dog races, annual WV Wiener Dog Races, and $100 “Dachshund Dash” championship race, and so much more. It a full day of family fun benefitting kids in treatment at the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.

304-525-7788 x154 • www.WVHotDogFestival.com

 

West Virginia Maple
Syrup Festival
Pickens • Third Weekend in March

The West Virginia Maple Syrup Festival is held the third weekend of March each year in Pickens (Randolph County) offering a weekend of country fun including a famous pancake/buckwheat cake feed with pure maple syrup. A country ham and bean dinner on Saturday evening is followed by an old-fashioned square dance. Saturday and Sunday feature with local musical entertainment throughout the both days with various craftsmen demonstrating their talents and skills. Fun for all ages.

304-924-5363 • www.pickenswv.com/maple-syrup-festival

West Virginia Molasses Festival
Arnoldsburg • Last Full Weekend in September


For more than 40 years the West Virginia Molasses Festival has supported the West Fork Community Action which was organized in 1965 for the purpose of developing a community center. The committee depended on raising cane and processing it into sorghum molasses to pay the loan on the land. When a second loan was needed for a building, the Festival was born. This fun, 3-day festival features exhibits, country store items, molasses making demonstrations, a pageant, food vendors, arts & craft vendors, sausage and pancake supper, cake walks, gospel music, a parade, children’s games, a greased pig contest and more. Join us for history, heritage and lots of fun.

304-655-7371

West Virginia Peach Festival
Keyser • Second Weekend in August

The mission of West Virginia Peach Festival is to celebrate the growing of peaches in Hampshire County as well as the state of West Virginia. The state commissioner of agriculture crowns our king and queen, who win the position by writing an essay about agriculture in the area. We also have a Little Peach Fuzz and Peach Blossom, which are part of the royalty. The festival includes a myriad of activities geared around peaches including a hat contest, pie and peach eating contests, games, activities, live entertainment and artisans. The majority of the events

304-788-0903 • www.facebook.com/West-Virginia-Peach-Festival

West Virginia Roadkill Cook-Off
Marlinton • Last Saturday in September

The West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off is one of the region’s most fun and exciting annual events covered in years past by the Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel. If you’ve ever wanted to taste exotic dishes like squirrel gravy over biscuits, teriyaki-marinated bear or deer sausage, this is the place to be. This wild and offbeat festival is guaranteed fun for the entire family, so come see what Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods calls “The Real Deal.”

800-336-7009 • www.pccocwv.com/roadkill

 

West Virginia Strawberry Festival
Buckhannon • Third Week in May

The West Virginia Strawberry Festival began in 1936 as a one-day event to honor local strawberry farmers. Now 73+ years later, the event is a week of community fun with tasty strawberry treats, a carnival, arts and craft shows, musical performances and more. Join us for a week of fun for the whole family.

304-472-9036 • ww.WVStrawberryFestival.com

West Virginia Blackberry Festival
Nutter Fort • First Weekend in August

West Virginia Blackberry Festival is a family festival with free admission, free parking, and free quality entertainment, West Virginia Blackberry Festival has food, novelty, craft, and snack vendors on site, as well as amusement rides, bounces, climbing wall, and more. Live musical entertainment takes place on a professional stage. Other events include a car parade, pet parade, baking contest, talent contest, and a 5K run.

304-709-3206 • www.wvblackberry.com

West Virginia Italian Festival National Pasta Cookoff
Clarksburg • Weekend Before Labor Day

West Virginia Italian Festival National Pasta Cookoff is a full day of fun including tasting great pasta. Held in the covered area of Clarksburg’s Jackson Square Event Facility in downtown Clarksburg, cooks of all ages, professional and amateur, vie for the best red sauce, best white sauce and People’s Choice award. Other activities throughout the day include live music, silent auction, hot pepper eating contest, and more. Ahhhhh Pastaaaa! It doesn’t get any better than this.

304-622-2157 • www.wvihf.com

 

Talladega Superspeedway - Originally named Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway was built on the site of a World War IIera Air Force base in the heart of Alabama. NASCAR founder Bill France and his family envisioned a race track that would be faster, larger, and more exciting than any track built to date.

Construction began on May 23, 1968, and was completed on September 13, 1969. The end result is the most modern speedway ever built. Often simply referred to as Dega, the track is 2.66 miles long, its high-banked turns are nearly three stories tall, and race cars have reached speeds over 200 miles per hour. It is so popular that it is said to become one of the largest temporary cities in the state every race weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battleship Alabama - Powerful: this single word aptly describes a naval vessel known as a battleship. The USS Alabama (BB 60) was the last of four South Dakota–class battleships built for World War II. She is well armored and designed to survive an attack while continuing to fight. Her main battery, known as “Big Guns,” consisted of nine 16-inch guns; each could launch a projectile weighing as much as a small car that could hit a target 21 miles away.

Her crew numbered 2,332 men, none of whom were lost to enemy fire, earning her the nickname “Lucky A.” She served as more than just a battleship: she carried troops, supplies, and seaplanes and served in the Pacific and Atlantic; her doctors treated patients from other ships; she was the wartime home for a major-league ballplayer; the movie setting for Hollywood films; and she traveled home to the state of Alabama with the help of schoolchildren.

Author Bio: Author Kent Whitaker and Bill Tunnell, executive director of the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, visually chart the course of the USS Alabama from the day her keel was laid to her present service as a museum ship and memorial in Mobile, Alabama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tncoverThe Tennessee Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the state.

Kent Whitaker and Sheila Simmons bring you more than 300 favorite recipes that are easy-to-follow and use ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. From Beale Street Barbecue Pork Spareribs to Chattanooga Fudge Cake, Grandma's Onion Soup Meatloaf to Hunka Burning Love Peanut Butter Pie, Crockpot Brunswick Stew to White Hot Fish, there are delicious, hometown recipes to please everyone.
You'll also enjoy interesting food facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state such as Greater Five Point's Tomato Art Festival whose motto is "The Tomato... a uniter, not a divider" bringing together fruits and vegetables.

Tennessee brings to mind music and mountains, history and heritage, and good food - get a taste of it all in Tennessee Hometown Cookbook.

 

 

The South Carolina Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the state.

Kent Whitaker and Sheila Simmons bring you more than 300 favorite recipes that are easy-to-follow and use ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Fill your kitchen with the aroma of deep southern dishes from the locals of South Carolina. We’ve put together all of the easy-to-follow recipes along with fun-filled facts about this great state into the 6th edition of our State Hometown Cookbook Series. Whether you’re looking to barbeque and grill, or indulge in a traditional, habit-forming, homemade peach cobbler, you’ll find it here with these authentic down-home recipes straight from the heart of South Carolina.   

Satisfying your appetite for that irresistible southern cuisine has never been easier! From their home to yours, you’ll fall in love with local, tried and true recipes from hometown cooks across the state. Just open this first-rate new cookbook and you’ve got a dining experience at your fingertips with favorites like South Carolina Cheesy Shrimp and Vegetables, Lowcountry Catfish Stew, Gullah Style Fried Chicken, Mom’s Easy Sunday Spaghetti, or Charleston Sweet Potato Pie and many, many more.

You'll also enjoy interesting facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state... from Beaufort Shrimp Festival to Pickin’ in the Park in Moncks Corner, from South Carolina Peach Festival to Taste of the Town in Myrtle Beach, and South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival to Lowcountry Oyster Festival in Mt. Pleasant, you’ll never miss the celebration!  South Carolina cooking is elegant yet southern, perfectly seasoned, and always unforgettable.  The South Carolina Hometown Cookbook preserves South Carolina’s most treasured dishes... delectably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mississippi Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the state of Magnolia State.

Kent Whitaker and Sheila Simmons bring you more than 300 of these all-time favorite recipes, fun-filled facts about hometowns all over The Magnolia State. From the down-home taste of Central Mississippi to the Delta's classic country cooking to full-flavored spicy seafood on the coast, Mississippi is proud of it’s made-from-scratch style. This outstanding new cookbook is packed with favorite recipes Mississippi hometown cooks learned to make in grandmother’s kitchen.

For those that confess to reading their cookbooks like novels, the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook is for you. You'll enjoy interesting food facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state... from World Catfish Festival in Belzoni to Poplarville's Blueberry Jubilee, from Forest's Wing Dang Doodle Festival to Hog Wild BBQ Cooking Contest in Corinth.

Mississippi cooks know that the best recipes are passed down from loved ones, That's why we went straight to the source to fill Mississippi Hometown Cookbook with the recipes Mississippians love.

People will come from far and wide to try out your southern cooking made from the best recipes found from Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. They will soon come to realize that they too can enjoy the company of friends and family by equipping themselves with Mississippi Hometown Cookbook that will turn any recipe into a mouthwatering experience.

You simply have to get yourself a Mississippi Hometown Cookbook so you can entertain your guests with real Mississippi cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Louisiana Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the state of Louisiana.

Kent Whitaker and Sheila Simmons bring you more than 300 of these all-time favorite recipes from Louisiana! It's packed with Cajun, Creole Family Recipes, steaks, beef, pork, wild game and regional falvor filled favorites. The book offers up A Great Taste of Louisiana from
Hometown Cooks Across the State! If you love to cook and it's Louisiana cuisine you're after, then you need to cook the hometown favorites.

This cookbook contains the fun-filled, tried and tested recipes that the locals love. Food is part of the tradition of the Louisiana people. The cookbook offers the Cajun favorites, Creole cuisine, and more traditional cooking of Louisiana’s hometowns. You'll find easy to follow recipes for:

Beignets, Corn Macque Choux, Filet Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee, Creamy Pecan Pralines, King Cake, Holy Trinity Mardi Gras Potatoes, New Orleans Bread Pudding, Crawfish/Shrimp Boil, Cajun Red Beans and Rice, and plenty more!

When it comes to hometown cooking, there's something for everyone to love. And this book brings you the BEST that Louisiana has to offer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Texas Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the LONE STAR state.

Kent Whitaker and Sheila Simmons bring you more than 300 favorite recipes that are easy-to-follow and use ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. The Texas Hometown Cookbook is one of the best cookbooks on Texas cooking it combines the outstanding local recipes of Texas with fun and amazing Texas facts. This is precisely what differentiates Texas Hometown Cookbook from other run-of-the mills Texas cookbooks. You will find all sorts of Texas recipes and Texas cooking styles here, right from spicy and sumptuous Tex-Mex to traditional campfire cooking. For instance, you will find valuable information on the styles of cooking that is heavily influenced by the German cooking style, then there is Creole and Cajun cooking based on real southwestern family recipes. In short, Texas Hometown Cookbook is not just a recipe book, but essentially it’s a comprehensive guide on most common as well as rare Texas recipes and different types of cooking styles prevalent in Texas. It would not be wrong to say that Texas Hometown Cookbook is also a book on Texas tourist attractions related to the most famous foodies’ destinations from all over Texas.

The Texas Hometown Cookbook will bring you the BEST that the Lone Star State has to offer! Surprise your family with some wonderful dishes. Get your Texas Hometown Cookbook today!

 

 

 

 

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Texas Hometown Cookbook with Real Southwestern Family Recipes

Texas Hometown Cookbook is one of the best cookbooks on Texas cooking it combines the outstanding local recipes of Texas with fun and amazing Texas facts. This is precisely what differentiates Texas Hometown Cookbook from other run-of-the mills Texas cookbooks. You will find all sorts of Texas recipes and Texas cooking styles here, right from spicy and sumptuous Tex-Mex to traditional campfire cooking. For instance, you will find valuable information on the styles of cooking that is heavily influenced by the German cooking style, then there is Creole and Cajun cooking based on real southwestern family recipes. In short, Texas Hometown Cookbook is not just a recipe book, but essentially it’s a comprehensive guide on most common as well as rare Texas recipes and different types of cooking styles prevalent in Texas. It would not be wrong to say that Texas Hometown Cookbook is also a book on Texas tourist attractions related to the most famous foodies’ destinations from all over Texas.

Why Texas Hometown Cookbook is the best cookbook for Texas recipes?

As far as the recipes are concerned, you will find a plethora of delicious Texas recipes in Texas Hometown Cookbook. Apart from the recipes based on most famous ingredients such as Texas beef and Texas chili recipes, you will find a lot of other interesting Texas recipes in Texas Hometown Cookbook such as Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy. Of course, you will also see some astonishing recipes of most popular dishes such as chili, Tex-Mex and barbecue, Texas chili. In short, you will find an authentic and real taste of Texas in Texas Hometown Cookbook.

Prepare the most amusing Texas recipes with ease

Texas Hometown Cookbook is one of the rare cookbooks that can provide you delicious and appetizing hometown recipes in an easy-to-follow manner. So, no matter how complex the recipe is, the cooking procedures mentioned in this remarkable Texas Hometown Cookbook can enable you to prepare almost anything quickly with utmost precision and ease. Therefore, you can prepare the most astonishing Texas dishes such as Trail Riders Barbecue Coffee Pork Butt, Chunky Texas Red Chili, Chili Cheese Empanadas, Blacked-Eye Pea Jambalaya, Cast-Iron Skillet Okra, Mexican Wedding Cookies and Fried Bananas with easy to follow steps and with the help of ingredients that you can easily find in your own kitchen.

To sum it up; Texas Hometown Cookbook is chock-a-block with wonderful Texas facts and interesting stories about food festivals and other fun stuff around this wonderful state.

What Will I Feed My Family Tonight? Texas Hometown Cookbook can Help!

Texas Hometown Cookbook - Southwestern RecipesTexas Hometown Cookbook costs less than two burgers, two fries, and two fountain drinks. Would you like to find a simple yet delicious Texas recipe to feed your family tonight? Too many times Texas Cooking is too difficult for a quick family meal. So many Texas Cookbooks give you Texas beef recipes that are hard to follow and entirely too difficult for every day meals. Not the Texas Hometown Cookbook, it has recipes like your mother and grandmother would have made, if you were from Texas !

You come home from a busy day at work or a busy day with the children, and it's the same old problem. "Mom, what's for dinner?" "Oh, NO! Not Spaghetti again!?" Now, the problem is solved. With Texas Hometown Cookbook, it's like having your Granny right in the kitchen. You don't have to guess what to cook. She's already done the work for you.

The best of the best in Texas Cookbooks,
the Texas Hometown Cookbook shares favorite recipes from Grandmothers and Mothers and other great cooks from all across Texas. They bring you a Taste of Texas by sharing years and years of cooking experience to make your life easy. Time to feed the family? Do you need a Texas chili, or a quick one dish meal?

Whatever Texas Recipes you want, just open the cookbook. You are guaranteed to find a recipe that makes great food fast using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Even if you are looking for Texas chili recipes, no special trips to the gourmet grocery store needed. Unlike other Texas Cookbooks, Texas Hometown Cookbook helps you make great food fast. Voila! Dinner is done and your family is happy to have something new for dinner.

So get your copy today and start feeding your family... deliciously.

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Experience the taste of Texas using the Texas Hometown Cookbook. Texas is closer than you think once you get to experiment with flavorful Texas recipes from our colorful cookbooks. You will be happy to know that some of the most popular cookbooks offer a huge variety of Texas cuisine that includes cowboy cooking methods, elegant breakfast recipes, Tex-Mex favorites, and barbecue beef steak recipes as well as home-style cooking done the way Texans know best.

The Texas Hometown Cookbook not only has the best recipes this side of Texas, but also features invaluable hints and tips to make anyone feel very much part of Texas history. Now is your time to show your support for anything to do with Texas by making use of the Texas Hometown Cookbook whenever the opportunity arises. You will find desserts, various meat dishes as well as side dishes on the inside of this cookbook. It is enough to make you drool for more Texas goodness. The Texas Hometown Cookbook has real southwestern family recipes.

Once your best buddies get to taste real southwestern family recipes from your Texas Hometown Cookbook, they will be hankering for more to satisfy their craving. From sweet tasting dishes to salsa, Texas Hometown Cookbook has it all. Inside the Texas Hometown Cookbook you will find lip smacking good recipes such as Texas chili recipes and various interesting Texas facts about fun food festivals across the state that will entertain you while you cook.

You can be everybody's all-time favorite at any family get together when you come armed with your Texas Hometown Cookbook dishes. This is one sure way of getting a loyal following by surprising everyone with homemade recipes that include Mom's Delicious Potato Salad, Easy Chicken Enchiladas, Chunky Texas Red Chili, and even tasty Wedding Cookies. Now is your time to shine in the eyes of your family and friends with the best of the best recipes that you got from your Texas cookbook.

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Tourist Attractions as Described by the Texas Hometown Cookbook

All kinds of Texas tourist attractions are being highlighted within the pages of the Texas Homet0wn Cookbook. You will learn about various interesting places around the state such as the very popular Texas Rio Grande Valley Festival of Onions in downtown Weslaco. There are so much that you can learn from the many festivals that were held in times gone by. Made possible by delving deeper into the popular Texas Hometown cookbook.

Get to Celebrating Texas with Texas Hometown Cookbook

Get the best cooking tips with regards to Texas beef from your very own Texas Hometown Cookbook. Furthermore you will get to know that Texas chili is a favorite ingredient used by many as seen in Texas Hometown Cookbook. This is your one chance to celebrate Texas in style by using your Texas Cookbook. There are recipes to please anyone and it is very easy to prepare due to the easy to follow instructions and user friendly ingredients as most of it will already be in your kitchen.

The Texas Hometown Cookbook is designed to please the most hardened palate around. The creators of these recipes as seen in the Texas Hometown Cookbook concentrated on good old-fashioned traditional family-style recipes like your Momma made. Whether you decide to have a fun-filled barbecue at home or explore what the rest of America has to offer by going camping, you need to always carry you’re Texas Hometown Cookbook with you.

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Do not get caught without your Texas Hometown Cookbook by your side. You never know who may come to visit you. What better way to create a lasting impression than to delight your guest's tasting senses with carefully designed Texas recipes that you got from the series of the Texas Hometown Cookbook. Make sure you get yourself a copy of the all-time favorite Texas Hometown Cookbook before you find yourself hunting high and low to get your hands on one.

Besides, once you have your very own Texas Hometown Cookbook it will be hard for anyone to beat you at making the best chili based recipes that were originally found in Texas. It won't be hard to come across as an expert cook once you get to try the exciting range of versatile recipes that are available in the Texas Hometown Cookbook

You will be ever so sorry if you neglected in getting yourself your own series of Texas Hometown Cookbook so you can surprise both your family and friends with the best Texas cooking ever. They will be inclined to think that you are actually from Texas once they taste your delicious cooking, which is all thanks to being in possession of this cookbook. The clear instructions and cooking methods contained within the Texas Hometown Cookbook makes it a breeze to prepare scrumptious hot meals for all to enjoy and feast on.

Why the Texas Hometown Cookbook

The Texas Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true Texas recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the Lone Star State. From frontier campfire cooking, to spicy Tex-Mex fare, from old-fashioned cowboy cooking, to the German influence of Central Texas, to southeast Texas' own style of Cajun and Creole cooking, Texas cooking is diverse... and delicious. You'll find a taste of it all in this best of the best from Texas cookbook.

You’ll find easy-to-follow recipes for the Texas “Big Three”Texas Beef Barbecue, Texas Chili, and Tex-Mex— including Chili Cheese Empanadas, Chunky Texas Red Chili, Trail Riders Barbecue Coffee Pork Butt , and many more. Central Texas brings you the down-home flavor of Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy and Cast-Iron Skillet Okra. From Blacked-Eye Pea Jambalaya to Fried Bananas with Cream Sauce, Texas Shrimp Boil to Mexican Wedding Cookies, you’ll find delicious, hometown recipes to please everyone.... especially the cook because every recipe is easy-to-follow and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

The Texas Hometown Cookbook will bring you the BEST that the Lone Star State has to offer! Surprise your family with some wonderful dishes. Get your Texas Hometown Cookbook today!

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