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Discovery Center At Deep Creek Lake Hosting 8th Annual Ramp Cook-Off
Annapolis, Md. - The Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake will be hosting its 8th Annual Ramp Cook Off and Tasting on Saturday, April 25th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a celebration of Garrett County’s rich folk heritage. Ramp gathering, preserving and eating has long been an eagerly awaited sign of spring in Appalachia.
Ramps are flavorful wild onions high in healthy vitamins and minerals and distinguished by its strong garlic and onion odor. They have the cholesterol-reducing capacity of garlic and folk medicine maintains that ramps keep away colds and flu.
Judging will take place at 11 a.m. and tasting by the public will begin by 12 p.m. A panel of two judges will determine the winner based on creativity, ramp flavor and presentation. There will be interpretive events on site, tasting, live music and fun for the whole family.
Pre-registration for the event is required no later than April 22. Electricity will be available if needed. For more details or to enter a dish, contact the Discovery Center at 301-387-7067.
April 16, 2009
Contact: Megan Rhoads
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