Each summer, local cookbook author and culinary instructor Barbara Swell invites family and friends to reconnect for some old-fashioned fun celebrating the art of pie at her Asheville Retro Pie Contest. Click through for Swell’s tips on hosting a pie contest and a gallery of photos from this year’s event by Cindy Kunst.
PRESS RELEASE: Flat Rock, NC – Friday, June 22, 2016 – Highland Lake Inn & Resort, one of the most historic accommodations in the Hendersonville area, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of […]
At a recent workshop in Montana, the chef of Asheville’s Curate and Nightbell joined culinary professionals from across the country in exploring ways to advocate for food waste reduction.
PRESS RELEASE: CLASS I RECALL HEALTH RISK: HIGH FSIS-RC-051-2016 WASHINGTON, June 18, 2016 – GNP Company, a Cold Spring, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The chicken products were produced […]
PRESS RELEASE: Research Triangle Park, NC – With over an average of 40 percent of U.S. honeybee hives dying and costing over $2 billion each year, farmers, food advocates, beekeepers and environmental groups across the nation are taking to the road to raise awareness on the massive decline. The Keep the Hives Alive Tour will […]
PRESS RELEASE: The Mills River Farmers’ Market is excited to welcome the YMCA to the market on Saturday, June 18. The YMCA will have a scavenger hunt and activities for the kids to get them involved in the market, learn more about healthy eating habits, and incorporate movement! How to Eat Well on $4 a […]
PRESS RELEASE from Asheville Macrobiotic Alliance: DATE: Saturday, June 18, 2016 TIME: 5:30 pm gather , 6:00 pm Introductions Candlelight Dinner/Prize Drawing FEE: Open Donation PROGRAM: 7:30 – 9:00 – “WALKING THE CAMINO” with Barbara Brady In the fall of 2014, Barbara took two months off to walk the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago, a […]
PRESS RELEASE: Asheville, NC (June 13, 2016): Ingles presents the 1LUV Food and Music Festival, a multi-day festival featuring local music Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the WNC Ag Center. The 1LUV Food and Music Festival is an all-day fair, food, beer and music festival that will showcase local and diverse […]
PRESS RELEASE: Craft beer lovers, renowned breweries and local bands will unite for the second annual Hops in the Hills festival June 24 and 25 in downtown Maryville, Tennessee. This year’s festival includes a who’s- who list of local and regional brewing icons, charming music from local groups and a brew crawl for craft beer […]
AVL Beer Week beer dinners and food pairings bring unusual ingredients, interesting venues, Asheville chefs and local brews together for tasty and out-of-the-ordinary events.
Jed Portman, editor of Garden & Gun magazine included Asheville’s Buxton Hall Barbecue among his top picks for lunch spots in North Carolina in the publication’s June/July “Southern Road Trips” issue. In his story, “Tar Heel Eats,” Portman wraps up a two-day sea-to-mountains food tour of North Carolina with a meal at South Slope wood-fired […]
PRESS RELEASE: Addison Farms Vineyard Bud Break Party with the Vince Junior Band and El Lemon Food Truck Saturday, May 21st Open noon-5 with live music 1-4 pm Wine tastings $8 and food truck onsite 4005 New Leicester Highway Addison Farms Vineyard is hosting its annual Bud Break party. You can sample new releases as […]
Out-of-towners who flock to Asheville for mountain views, world-class dining and a taste of Appalachian culture probably don’t often make a point of including a drive to northwest Buncombe County on their travel itineraries. Sparsely populated rural communities like Sandy Mush, Leicester, Newfound and Alexander tend to be pretty far off the radar for tourists — and even for […]
PRESS RELEASE: ASHEVILLE—A one-of-a-kind passive solar greenhouse aimed at producing plants with all renewable resources is now in the Oakley community of Asheville. As part of her edible landscaping and garden coaching business, Megan Riley of M R Gardens aspires to grow plants that are as sustainable as possible. Producing seedlings with no supplemental heat […]
PRESS RELEASE: New York, NY (April 25, 2016) – This spring, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) will host its ninth Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change on May 22 through May 24 in Montana. Fifteen chefs from across the country will gather at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, MT, to learn effective […]
Virginia-based chef Travis Milton will give Asheville a taste of his his soon-to-come, highly anticipated restaurant, Shovel & Pick, during a collaborative takeover evening with chef Elliott Moss at Buxton Hall Barbecue on Sunday, April 24. Featured in a recent article in The Washington Post, Milton is known for crafting innovative cuisine that celebrates Appalachian foodways. Read the press […]
A new downtown coffee shop aims to create a hub for community building and social justice in the wake of Waking Life.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Corner Kitchen, Chestnut and Corner Kitchen Catering: Chestnut and Corner Kitchen are offering some special dishes on St. Patrick’s Day as follows: Chestnut’s Executive Chef Joe Mitchell is going to slip some Irish spirit into the menu on the evening of St. Patrick’s Day. Being a good Irish American, Joe is […]
FROM A PRESS RELEASE from The Imperial Life: The Imperial Life bar will host a Jazz Brunch featuring five-piece band The Roaring Lions noon-4 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Brunch will be served buffet-style and will include eggs, sausages, home fries, boiled peanut-braised greens, grits and other items made in-house at the downstairs Table restaurant and […]
PRESS RELEASE from Rhubarb: Amazing French wines are taking over Rhubarb on Sunday, March 13, and Monday, March 14. We are excited to have our friend and French wine guru, Frederick Corriher owner and founder of Frederick Corriher Wine, LLC., join us at Rhubarb for two very special events. Frederick Corriher Wine is a Charleston, […]
In spite of Western North Carolina’s growing reputation as a dining destination, food insecurity is still a pervasive problem for the region. With more than 15 percent of WNC’s population identified as food-insecure by the 2014 Map the Meal Gap study (and that number is not declining, even with improvements in the economy), eradicating hunger […]