Whether bought at a U-pick orchard or a tailgate market, Western North Carolina apples are great for fall snacking, baking, cooking and brewing. Local orchard owners and chefs talk about the fruit’s historic local provenance and many culinary uses.
It was once cake that fed the election cycle rather than campaign ads. OWL Bakery is trying to bring the former back.
This week kicks off Short Street Cakes’ eighth annual Day of the Dead fundraiser. Also, Vortex Doughnuts turns two, Friends of the Mountain Branch Library in Lake Lure hosts a chili cook-off, the Truckload Sale returns to French Broad Food Co-op and Lex 18 will offer Turkish coffee readings for Halloween.
Burial hosts its third-annual Burnpile, Wicked Weed hosts a beer lunch to benefit Pisgah Legal Services and Halloween celebrations abound.
Summer vacation can create more free time than some college students know what to do with. But last summer, Alex Perry and Mary Scarborough, 19-year-old sophomores at Berry College in Georgia, turned their downtime into an opportunity. The pair decided to visit and rank 30 coffee shops in the Asheville area and created a website with their results — ashevillecoffeecrawl.com. “I […]
Many local restaurants are adding a traditional Eastern North Carolina dish to their menus with the goal of helping victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Kitchen 743 at Isis Music Hall celebrates its Battle of the Burger win, MOD Pizza opens in North Asheville, a pop-up dinner will preview soon-to-come Jargon restaurant, chef Elliott Moss has a new cookbook out and The Cheese Store of Asheville teams with 5 Walnut Wine & Cheese Bar for an afternoon workshop.
More and more these days, young people are enrolling in culinary school in order to get into the kitchen. That rise in enrollment begs the question: Is it worth it?
Cantillon Zwanze Day celebrated the return of the Shelton Brothers Importers portfolio to the local market, and Burial Beer Co.’s third annual Burnpile Harvest Festival is slated for Saturday, Oct. 29.
**UPDATED OCT. 22** Bhramari releases its Big Le”Stout”ski Oaked White Russian Stout, Burial begins its long-term partnership with the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts returns.
Owner Jessie Dean is partnering with Western North Carolina farmers and regional tea growers to create her hand-blended teas.
Two Western North Carolina creameries brought home multiple awards for their products.
Brian and Laura Smith talk about their journey from kitchen staff to owners at the Biltmore Village landmark restaurant.
** UPDATED OCT. 15** Pour Taproom finds a new home, Burial releases Tin Cup cans and EDISON hosts a Fonta Flora beer brunch
As Asheville’s food sector has grown in recent years, many women business owners have made environmental sustainability a central tenet of their enterprises.
While growing food and other crops beneath the forest canopy isn’t new — it’s been practiced by indigenous and traditional cultures around the world for centuries — a new focus on forest farming is highlighting the possibilities of forest-based production of non-timber crops in Western North Carolina.
Learn to build a mobile or stationary walk-in cooler for a variety of purposes at a two-part workshop offered by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy on Oct. 9 and 23.
Bold Rock, Noble and Urban Orchard discuss the state of the local cider industry.
Line cooks are the backbone of restaurants. They toil behind the scenes and spend long hours on their feet but get very little of the glory. “The job is physically hard, can have odd hours and puts the cook in contact with fire and sharp objects,” says Kevin Westmoreland, co-owner of the Corner Kitchen and Chestnut and president […]
A monthlong initiative of Asheville Vegan Outreach and No Evil Foods highlights the meat-free cuisine of more than a dozen local restaurants.
The Grey Eagle hosts a taco competition, chef Katie Button celebrates the publication of her first cookbook, Siam Thai Restaurant opens in North Asheville, Living Web Farms offers a pair of workshops and Buxton Hall Barbecue brings back its femalecentric Velvet & Lace pop-up concept with the Harvest Moon cocktail series.