Cat Pleska, a 7th generation West Virginia is very well known as a supporter of West Virginia literary efforts, as well as an editor, publisher, storyteller, book reviewer, and professor. The twenty-five people who have contributed recipes for this book thus reflect the state’s literary landscape as well as its diverse foodways. And Cat Pleska is not content to merely give you recipes without context. No, when her recipe-suppliers don’t provide background information on their grandparents or whatever stories their recipes conjure up, Pleska rises to the occasion with her own short essays that celebrate good food and fun-filled living.
Charleston, West Virginia: Mountain State Press, 2017. 102 pages with photos. Trade paperback