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Country Roads Cook-off kicks off Sept. 7 at Heritage Farm

Sep. 01, 2013 @ 10:57 PM

HUNTINGTON -- There is still time to get your recipe ready for the third annual Country Roads Cook-Off, which will be Saturday, Sept. 7, at Heritage Farm Museum and Village.

Registration is due by Wednesday, Sept. 4, with forms available online at www.heritagefarmmuseum.com.

Anyone who wants to share their Appalachian recipe or favorite dish can take part in the cook-off and will compete in one of two categories: individuals who cook on a stove/hot plate/crockpot or individuals who cook over a wood fire. A panel of judges will evaluate the dishes and award a top prize of $150. There also will be a People's Choice Award of $75.

Teams of up to three can choose to cook an appetizer, salad, dessert, entrée or side dish, but the main ingredient should be regionally available. The dish should reinterpret or adapt a traditional recipe.

Cooking must be done on site, although prep work can be done beforehand. At least one dish should be prepared in cast-iron cookware. Cooks also must prepare enough food to hand out at least 50 sample cups, which will be provided. They also must provide all cooking ingredients and utensils, table covers and cleaning supplies.

The event will take place as part of the farm's Way Back Weekend and also will feature a Model T and Model A car show. All the farm's museums will be open as well. Cooks can arrive as early as they need to have their dish prepared to serve the judges and public at noon. Visitor hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children.

Heritage Farm Museum and Village is located at 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington. For more information, call 304-522-1244.

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