Image of EDC Chair Paul Szurek via EDC video.

Development officials: Local economic forecast looks bright

Ben Teague, executive director of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, predicts a bright future for the local economy. He joined hundreds of other government and business leaders June 19 at the group’s annual meeting to celebrate recent successes and plot a path forward. The organization is a year and half ahead of schedule […]

Sandor Ellix Katz, Gina Smith and Janelle Lucido-Conate at Selina Naturally. (Carrie Eidson/ Mountain Xpress)

Web bites: A fermentation demonstration with Sandor Ellix Katz

Do-it-yourself-food activist and internationally acclaimed author Sandor Ellix Katz played a vital role in kickstarting the modern fermentation craze. When Katz ventured to the Asheville area recently as a featured speaker at Mother Earth News Fair, he met with Xpress at the test kitchen of Selina Naturally in Arden to demonstrate how easy it is to make a delicious and fool-proof batch of fermented sauerkraut.