THEY CAME FROM MILES AROUND - West Fork Ramp Fest Declared Big Success

(04/11/2004)

The line barely dwindled for over an hour, building appetites

Tables of food from cornbread and beans to taters and eggs,
chicken and bacon too - along with the tasty ramp

The ramp chefs barely stay ahead of the demand

INTODUCTION: Many will remember the Upper West Fork Ramp Festival, which has now faded into history.

They came from miles around and kept on coming yesterday to the annual Upper West Fork Ramp Dinner. The annual event is a popular attraction for ramp lovers who also enjoy all the country cookin' that goes with the delicacy.

This year a TV production company was filming the event for a possible showing on the Food Network. Producer Steve Provence said he has learned a lot about Appalachian food this spring, traveling from festival to festival. He said "look at this plate of fixings. It doesn't get much better," he said, displaying his food selections.

TV producer Provence displays ...

... this plate of fine fixins

The kitchen was a hub of frantic activity

"I can't get enough of 'em"

Some ramp tasters enjoyed the sunny day outside


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