*** Standalone p1 art for 2/2 issue: Good eats!

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 29, 2009

Charleston attorney Harry Bell was part of The Greenbrier Sporting Club team headed by Chefs Frank Paris III and Hannah Reid. Bell describes his cooking talents "minimal at best." Bell's team won best use of Appalachian Raised Protein, Most Creative Menu and Grand Champion. (Photo courtesy of Harry Bell)

CHARLESTON -- The Cast Iron Cook-Off might best be described as West Virginia's culinary trade fair. Just as Tamarack showcases the artists and artisans of the state, the Cast Iron Cook-Off showcases its culinary talent and attractions.

Cook-Off judges include such national and international culinary celebrities as the Lee Anne Wong from Bravo's "Top Chef" in addition to about 450 in-state business leaders, key legislators and culinary celebrities attending the gala dinner.

The fourth annual event, held Jan. 24, drew participants and chefs from around the region.

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