CHARLESTON, W.Va. – At 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” will broadcast an episode filmed in West Virginia.
Zimmern, star of the popular Travel Channel TV show, visited several places in the state, including the RoadKill Cook-off in Marlinton and Fish Hawk Acres farm market in Rock Cave. He also went whitewater rafting with Adventures on the Gorge, hunted in Jackson and Fayette counties and visited with folk dancers in Putnam County.
The Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the RoadKill Cook-off as part of its annual Autumn Harvest Festival. Zimmern was a judge at the 2011 event, held in September. The episode features footage of the contest and the winning recipe, Smeared Hog with Groundhog Gravy, submitted by sisters Rachel Dickenson of Dunmore and Naomi Roberts of St. Albans.
Zimmern speaks highly of his time in the Mountain State. In a January interview with the entertainment website, “The Morton Report,” he named West Virginia as one of his favorite places to visit, citing its scenic beauty and abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Preview clips of Monday’s show are posted on the Travel Channel’s website, www.travelchannel.com
For more information about activities, festivals and places featured on the episode, contact the West Virginia Division of Tourism at 1-800-CALL WVA (1-800-225-5982) or visit www.wvtourism.com