From the March 20, 2013, Metro News W.V. by Jeff Jenkins.
A resolution has been introduced into the West Virginia House of delegates to make the pepperoni roll the state's official food.
It was first introduced by Italian immigrants in north central West Virginia as a filling food that coal miners could take to work.
Fairmont is generally regarded as the home of the pepperoni roll.
Personally, I'd like to have every state have a state food. I'll have to try a pepperoni roll next time through the state.
After All, If You Can Have a State Insect. --RoadDog