Growing numbers of Asheville residents are going caveman. Proponents say the paleo diet (mostly meat and veggies plus a moderate amount of fruit and nuts) greatly improves their overall health. And for those living with health challenges, healing through diet can provide a welcome sense of control and empowerment.
It’s the monster hit, the one you just can’t get away from. For musicians, it’s that one song that, if left unplayed at a show, will leave fans outraged. And for a chef, that hit might be fried chicken okra fries or a “f**king burger.”
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.
Last spring Canadian television show The Illegal Eater filmed an episode in Asheville that is set to air Jan. 28 on Canada’s Travel+Escape channel. Jeff Anderson, marketing and creative director at Urban Orchard Cider Company, served as the production assistant on the two-day shoot. “I had a blast,” Anderson says.
Since 2002, the folks at Star Chefs have been roving the country seeking out top-notch food. Having profiled and issued their awards everywhere from cities like New York to regions as broad as South Florida, Star Chefs has now decided to profile North and South Carolina for its latest cluster of honors, the Rising Star awards, which are given to stand-out industry professionals younger than 40.
Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder opens Tuesday, March 19, on Biltmore Avenue.