Henry Rice was born in Helvetia, West Virginia in 1978. He is the son of Catherine Irene Mailloux and grandson of Eleanor Mailloux, the co-founder of the Hutte, the local restaurant. He cooks for the Hutte Sunday buffet.
Diane Betler was born in Pendleton County, West Virginia and came to Helvetia as a child to live with her adopted mother Margaret Koerner, an immigrant from Germany. Ms. Koerner was a skilled home cook from her Diane learned many traditional recipes, including yeast-raised doughnuts.
Cecelia Smith is part of the Pickens Improvement and Historical Society, the Farm Women’s Club, and occasionally volunteers at the Hutte Restaurant in Pickens, West Virginia.
Morgan Rice, of Helvetia, West Virginia, helped save her hometown’s annual Ramp Supper back in 2015. This year’s supper is Saturday, April 29.
Our new collection of oral histories, Helvetia, West Virginia, conveys the values of a fiercely creative and productive close-knit mountain community where Swiss and Appalachian heritage are uniquely twined
This piece by Emily Hilliard is a web-exclusive companion to our current issue of Gravy, which focuses on the foodways of Appalachia.