For Immediate Release: April 5, 2012
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV – Local black iron cooking enthusiast Cliff Thrasher will fire up the first annual Appalachia Trading Company Black Iron Cook-Off. This culinary challenge will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th in the Gilmer County Farmer’s Market Pavilions. Teams of up to three people will be able to use only black iron cookware and an open fire to prepare traditional Appalachian dishes.
“We already have many teams signed up for the cook-off including students from Gilmer County High School. I think it’s great we can get so many generations together for one great weekend,” said ATC Project Director Tashua Allman. The deadline to register is April 12th.
The Black Iron Cook-Off is one of many events being held during the Appalachia Trading Company, a two-day exposition and exploration of Appalachian culture. Other events include a pie bake-off, photo exhibit, wine tasting, guest speakers, performances, and demonstrations such as quilting and glass blowing. All events are free to the public through a grant awarded to Glenville State College from the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Winners of the Black Iron Cook-Off will receive a plaque and an ATC apron.
All Black Iron Cook-Off rules and regulations along with a schedule of ATC events can be found at www.glenville.edu/community/atc. For more information, contact Allman at Tashua.Allman@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6051.