TOUGH COMPETITION: At last year's event, chef Joe Mitchell of Chestnut restaurant worked on prying open the jaws of a cooked lamb's head — the competition's secret ingredient.

Small bites: Getting wacky at Whacked

FRS Asheville’s Whacked brings together local chefs, school food service directors and Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready trainees for an off-the-wall culinary contest; fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz offers food preservation workshops at Rhubarb and the Asheville Food Park; chef Katie Button’s new cookbook is already topping online lists; chef Eric Scheffer hosts an Argentinian feast at Hickory Nut Gap Farm and Asheville gets a new restaurant ordering website.

BEE THERE: The Transylvania Beekeeping Club, in collaboration with the Transylvania Cooperative Extension, will host the inaugural Honey and Bee Expo on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Transylvan­ia Beekeeping Club hosts Honey and Bee Expo

Curious about the logistics that go into creating honey’s sweet sticky goodness? Join the Transylvania Beekeeping Club for its inaugural Honey and Bee Expo at Brevard Little Theater on Saturday, Sept. 10. The family-friendly event will include bee-focused activities for the kiddos, demonstrations, educational speakers and samplings of Pooh bear’s favorite edible. The club created the […]

A TASTE OF APPALACHIA: Ronni Lundy launches her new book, Victuals, during a lunch event at Early Girl Eatery on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Author Ronni Lundy launches new Appalachia­n cookbook at Early Girl Eatery

Food writer Ronni Lundy will celebrate the release of her new book, Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, with a Lunch Launch book-signing event Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Early Girl Eatery. Featuring 80 recipes and anecdotes, Victuals — pronounced “viddles” — spotlights staples of Appalachian cuisine such as apples, corn, sorghum and beans along with the people and […]

FLEA FOR ALL: Flea markets across Western North Carolina draw tens of thousands of residents each weekend in search of bargains, rare finds and a good time, creating micro economies and a strong sense of community among buyers and sellers. Photo by Cindy Kunst.

The people’s market: WNC flea markets offer culture, community and commoditie­s

Whether you’re hunting for a bargain or looking to make some extra cash, gathering with neighbors at a local flea market could be just the ticket. Flea market regulars say the connections that form between buyers and sellers are a unique aspect of the experience, and their value can equal or exceed the monetary rewards.

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