From sipping chocolates to cayenne-infused coffees, Asheville businesses are whipping up warming drinks to chase away the winter blues.
Sethi’s book warns readers that a slow erosion of food biodiversity could affect beloved staples like coffee, chocolate, wine and bread. The author returns to Asheville, where she interviewed several members of local food-supply chains, for two tasting events during her book release tour.
WHAT: Town and Mountain Realty’s fourth annual Home for the Holidays fundraiser WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 20, 5-9:30 p.m. WHERE: The Orange Peel WHY: “Home for the Holidays is a great time for the whole family, with life-size Jenga, cornhole, face painting and a photo booth.” says Joy Lovoy, owner of host organization Town and Mountain […]
Local bakers and makers share details on the handmade, seasonal goodies coming out of their kitchens.
Feasting for FEAST fundraiser will help organizers educate more local youths on the wonders of fresh, homegrown veggies. Meanwhile, Hops & Vines is offering a cider making class, and Thirsty Monk, Table and Wicked Weed have planned specialty food and beer events.
Whether it’s fine dining, chocolate pairings, barbecue or curry, Catawba’s new initiatives aim to show beer’s versatility with food.
Chefs from 20 area businesses are donating their time and talents to create a small-plate celebration for this year’s MANNA FoodBank Blue Jean Ball fundraiser.
With a sunny forecast and a high of 63, Easter Sunday this year looks to be a great day to get out and enjoy a special brunch. But how do you decide where to eat in Foodtopia?
Now that people are more conscious of what they are eating, says sorghum grower Doug Harrell, sorghum is becoming a more sought-after product. With vitamins and minerals like thiamin, iron and calcium, Harrell says “it is probably the healthiest sweetener in the nation today.”
You never know when winter will hit in Asheville. This year, with early November snow, it seems the upcoming release of Cold Mountain from Highland Brewery is right on time. Community liaison Drew Stevenson says there’s even more to look forward to this year as the company plans to expand the release celebration at the […]
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.
Empty Bowls is an international movement to end hunger and food insecurity, but the charity operates at a local level. Organizers will hold the annual Asheville fundraiser to benefit MANNA FoodBank on Sept. 15.
“For six years, residents and visitors of our fair city have come for chocolate and fellowship to French Broad Chocolate Lounge at 10 South Lexington Avenue. This, our original location, has served us very well, despite the building’s age and unique quirks. The summer of this year, 2014, will be our last in this spot! We have signed a 10 year lease to relocate French Broad Chocolate Lounge around the corner on Pack Square! This spring, we are renovating the first floor of the historic Legal Building, formally SunTrust Bank, to be our permanent home.”
Good Morning America recently featured the chocolatiers behind the confectionary sweets at French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are Jael and Dan Rattigan showing the nation (and you!) how to make some chocolate truffles at home. (Image screenshot of GMA video)
Read on for just a few of the myriad food options for V-Day. Don’t worry, we’ll keep this up right until the 14th. (Photo by French Broad Chocolate Lounge pastry chef Holly Wiest)
The Champagne BYOB (or C), but we’ve got some ideas about where to get your V-Day chocolate, and there’s no reason not to go local. Here, we’ve provided seven opportunities. (Photo of chocolate hearts from The Chocolate Fetish by Max Cooper)
The holidays are fast approaching, so embrace the season with puppets, chamber music, craft fairs and more. Or, if seasonal celebrations aren’t your cup of tea, check out local songwriters, experimental short films, dog agility trials and a host of other budget-friendly events. As always, share your own low-cost happenings in the comments section.
Local chocolate makers Jael and Dan Rattigan of the French Broad Chocolate Lounge have made the cacao confection their life’s work — and they’re poised to take it to the next level (with video of the Rattigans — and chef Mark Rosenstein’s pyrotechnics — at a recent Blind Pig underground supper club event).
Sometimes it seems like Asheville’s all about the booze. We’re Beer City, USA, after all. But where to sip something special sans suds? Asheville has a large selection of drinkable treats that are alcohol-free. Buchi Kombucha is a perfect example of how locally focused and healthy Asheville can be as a whole. The fermented-tea drink […]
Western North Carolina is full of talented farmers, artisan food producers and wine makers. You might even go so far as to call WNC “America’s Tuscany” — the perfect place for a food-and-farm adventure. Let the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project be your virtual travel agency, guiding you to the freshest tomatoes, the most scenic apple […]
A behind-the-scenes video featuring the French Broad Chocolate Lounge getting ready for the big event.