Part two of an audio interview with TV personality, writer and outdoorsman, Steven Rinella
Part one of an audio interview with TV personality, writer and outdoorsman, Steven Rinella
Sugar Momma’s Cookies is looking to get into the food-truck game, launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project.
In 1903, Auguste Escoffier, the oft-called "chef of kings and king of chefs," released Le Guide Culinaire, considered by some to be the French culinary Bible. To the average modern eater, the menus in the 5,000-recipe tome may seem downright bizarre; the book is now regarded as more of a recorded history of food than […]
Chefs William Dissen and Nicholas Figel team up on Wednesday, March 21 to present a five-course dinner with West African flair to benefit Asheville’s Adama Dembele.
After almost a decade of business, Rosetta’s, the Lexington Avenue staple, is expanding in a big way.
The Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers Festival, in its eighth year, takes place on Saturday, March 24. This year’s theme, “Local Grain, Local Flour, Local Bread,” speaks to the efforts of one dedicated group of bakers to bring locally grown and milled flour to North Carolina.
After focusing on Italian, German and Indian food in his many years as a chef, Vijay Shastri is turning to the cuisine of the American South. This spring, Shastri will open Mr. Frog's Soul and Creole Kitchen on Market Street in downtown Asheville, along with co-owner and partner Holly McFarling. Mr. Frog's takes over the […]
Fiore's Ristorante Toscana abruptly closed on Tuesday, Feb. 28 after a family dispute over chef and co-owner Anthony Cerrato's announced departure from the restaurant. The building, owned by Cerrato's father, is now up for rent. Cerrato, already at work on his new restaurant, Strada, is looking ahead. The closure of Fiore's, says Cerrato, allows him […]
Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing by Anne Fitten Glenn will be released in the fall of 2012.
At 11 a.m on a blustery Friday, March 2, two of Asheville’s food trucks set up in a nondescript downtown lot at 51 Coxe Ave., next to the bus station. The parking lot, dubbed simply “The Lot” by the vendors, is intended to be a mobile-vending hot spot, a diminutive version of the much-larger versions seen in food-centric cities like Austin and Portland. (Photos by Bill Rhodes and Caitlin Byrd)
Legal moonshine is a hot-ticket item in the Southern states these days, with Asheville’s newest distillery, Howling Moon, opening just north of town.
Mother Earth Produce, the local-foods delivery service with the laid-back name, runs a tight ship.
The venture will replace the now-shuttered music venue, which shared the 77 Biltmore Avenue location with its thriving sister, Mamacita’s. “We had to amputate to save the rest,” says owner John Atwater.
Chai Pani is expanding, says owner Meherwan Irani. The new, as-of-yet unnamed cocktail lounge will feature small plates with a street-food bent, like the glazed ribs above.
It's difficult to pinpoint what makes truffles so sought after. No description does them justice. They can best be described as having a deliciously pungent and musky flavor, but beyond that, truffles are mysterious. In nature, their spores are sown in nature — by way of the digestive process of animals that eat fungus. And […]
The National Truffle Fest draws an incredible pool of talented regional chefs and other truffle experts: Shannon M. Berch is a research scientist for the BC Ministry of Environment, has co-authored six published works and serves as an adjunct professor with the University of British Columbia and with Royal Roads University. She is a consultant […]
Wine-and-truffle pairing dinners, hosted by executive chefs and winemakers, will take place in several area restaurants at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 24 as part of the National Truffle Fest. "It's going to be a wellspring of great food as well as fabulous information," says Lenora Evans, chairman of the Frankie Lemmon Foundation. To buy […]
The Small Plate Crawl, presented by Asheville Independent Restaurants and Carolina Epicurean, offers the chance to try food in small portions, with a good number of Asheville’s indie eateries offering bites from $3 to $8.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will vote on whether to offer start-up funding to the GO Kitchen-Ready Training Program, managed by Green Opportunities and Mark Rosenstein, founder and former owner of The Market Place.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, Blind Pig — a not-for-profit dinner club held in various “secret” locations around Asheville — hosted the Rising Sun dinner, a 12-course Japanese meal prepared by chefs from the Admiral and Cucina 24. Local filmmaker Aaron Morrell documented the entire process, from start to finish. We have the video for you here.