The biscuit bake off took place just down the street from Marlinton's world-renowned Roadkill Cook-Off, an event I attended for the first time even though I've heard people talk about it for years.
Not only did 20,000-plus people pack the tiny town's streets, but you wouldn't believe some of the "delicacies" served.
Buffalo, boar, possum, squirrel, woodchuck, deer and turkey, sure. But also yak, elk, kangaroo and - wait for it - camel. When's the last time you saw one of those creatures meet its demise on the side of the road outside? I mean, outside Saudi Arabia.
Most of these off-the-wall ingredients were prepared in pretty expected ways (soups, stews, chili, casseroles), although this year's winning team took a decidedly non-traditional approach.
The "East Meets West" tent served up roadkill "sushi." I kid you not.
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I received lots of shout-outs for Lola's after last week's love letter, and still more praise for popcorn after a recent column touting its snacktacular appeal . . .
"I love popcorn as a garnish," writes local culinary instructor and renowned foodie Luisa Di Trapano. "It is great in Cream of Tomato Soup, and in Ecuador they garnish ceviche with popcorn! Savory popcorn for these dishes, delicious."
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