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About Candace

Candace Nelson

Candace Nelson, a West Virginia native, is a marketing and public relations professional. She writes about Appalachian food culture on her blog and authors a food column for the Charleston Gazette-Mail. In addition, her book The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll is available for at or

Special Interests

Candace knows a lot about:

  • West Virginia
  • Appalachia
  • Food

10Best Lists by Candace Nelson

10 delicious Appalachian foods you need to try

If you're like most Americans living outside the region, you're probably not too familiar with the traditional foods of the Appalachian Mountains. Get a crash course in this emerging cuisine with 10 quintessential...