The North American river otter has a dramatic history in West Virginia. This story was originally published in the February 2016 issue of Wonderful West Virginia. Written by Mikenna Pierotti If the story of the otter in West Virginia were a play, it would be a tragicomedy in three parts.
From corn bread to hearty soups, West Virginia’s culinary history is alive and well. As food historians and hearth cooks, we have gained a knowledge and appreciation of early West Virginia cookery over the past 25 years. Cooking was more laborintensive for our pioneer ancestors. Seasonality meant families ate what
The ancient art of falconry lives on with a West Virginia teenager. For more than a millennium, people in Japan and China have used aquatic birds called cormorants to help them catch fish. A fisherman ties a hemp snare around a trained bird’s throat so that, when the animal dives