Cathy Cleary has always had a knack for bringing people together. In 2001, she opened West End Bakery when most of West Asheville was appliance stores. Now, Cleary is celebrating and reinforcing the community she’s created with the publication of The West End Bakery Cookbook.
Living in a self-proclaimed Foodtopia like Asheville, one can often go one of two directions. You can go broke eating out every night or you ignore the restaurants and just cook for yourself. Fortunately, two local authors have put together a book that meshes those two fronts together.
Katie Button, celebrated chef and co-owner of Asheville’s Cúrate restaurant, just signed on with Macmillan Publishers to create her first-ever cookbook. Photo by Mark Bennett.