Pepperoni roll contest
Taste-of-All Charleston is compiling a recipe eBook of the official state food, the pepperoni roll, in honor of West Virginia's 150th birthday. Submissions will be accepted from the public or from restaurants around the state until noon Monday.
Pepperoni roll recipes may include additional fillings, toppings and other ingredients. The recipe book will combine some of the favorites and most unusual spins from across the state.
Recipes must include ingredient lists and full instructions. Public recipe submissions must include a first and last name and hometown, and can also include a photo and short paragraph about why pepperoni rolls are important to the state or to the recipe owner.
Restaurants also will be allowed to include basic information about their eatery along with their recipe, including a logo, short description, contact information and hours.
The eBook will be available for download on the FestivALL Charleston website (http://www.festivallcharleston.com) and other West Virginia sites. Taste-of-All, presented by Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, is the culinary main event of FestivALL, Charleston's 10-day arts and culture festival.
This year's Taste-of-ALL Charleston will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23 at the Charleston Civic Center.
Submit recipes to Taste-of-All marketing coordinator Shea Anderson at sheasoff...@gmail.com.
When Gazette features writer/video producer and margarita aficionado Douglas Imbrogno recently returned from a trip to New York City, he raved about the cucumber, jalapeno and lime margarita he enjoyed at Toloache Mexican bistro.
His co-workers were a little skeptical at the combination, but some research turned up recipes that received high marks from people who made them.
"This is such a fabulous cocktail.... This is going to be one of my go-to drinks," enthused one reviewer. Imbrogno scrutinized the recipe and proclaimed it close to the one he enjoyed, minus the orange liqueur.
So, without further ado, we bring you an alternative to the classic lime and tequila margarita just in time for Cinco De Mayo celebrations Sunday.
Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup white tequila