For the second Kitchen Road Trip of the week, we’re going to West Virginia. Nestled in the heart of Appalachia, 75 percent of the Mountain State is covered by forests. It’s no surprise, then, that I stumbled across lots of wood and paper items for this West Virginia gift guide. It’s also the home of Fiestaware, I learned, and lots of small-batch foods and gorgeous handmade goods.
I know I’ve driven through WV before, but I don’t remember much about it. I’d sure love to spend a luxurious weekend at the historic Greenbrier resort someday, just for fun. And of course I’d have to take a nature walk through some of those forests. // susannah
The Kitchen Road Trip series is a virtual ‘trip’ to a different state. Posted weekly on Mondays, each post is a gift guide to items from a different state, in alphabetical order, and features food & drinks, books, home goods and travel items.
1. Allegheny Treenware 11-inch Sweet Pea Spoon* ($12) // 2. Fiestaware Turquoise 18-Ounce Jumbo Cup* ($18) // 3. Holl’s Dark Chocolate Dessert Sauce* ($9) // 4. Printed Appalachia Linocut Greeting Cards* ($25 for five) // 5. Uncle Bunk’s Rustic Pepper Sauce* ($6) // 6. Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachiaby Joan E. Aller ($27.99) // 7. Richwood Creations Tablet Holder* ($65) // 8. Digital Sweets Monogrammed Print* ($5) // 9. Smooth Ambler Greenbrier Gin* ($38) // 10. Blenko Glass Vase* ($89)
*Made or designed in West Virginia
(Photo of West Virginia // Doug Kerr)