LET'S TALK ABOUT IT: Oak & Grist Distilling Co. of Black Mountain joins the AVL Beer Week celebration with an invitation for visitors to learn more about the production of whiskey and gin. Pictured is the company's president and head distiller, William Goldberg.

AVL Beer Week 2018: Events highlight a range of craft beverages

Although the North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum is still in its development stages, it will have a presence at this year’s AVL Beer Week. Organizers will highlight the effort at the Beer City Festival downtown on Roger McGuire Green on Saturday, June 2, says Asheville Brewers Alliance Executive Director Kendra Penland. But the museum will be about more […]

INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS: Former Kitchen Ready student Kendel Bethea, left, and soon-to-be graduate Walter Brannan work together in the program's prep kitchen.

Small bites: Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner spotlights New Orleans fare

Kitchen Ready graduates are set to showcase their culinary skills in the program’s capstone project. Also: A Taste of the Vineyard raises funds for Big Brother Big Sister of Henderson County; Dobra Tea hosts tasting class; Villagers offers workshops in canning and fermented alcoholic beverages; The Asheville Club opens and White Duck Taco relocates in the RAD.

NATIVE DAUGHTER: Camille Cogswell, named 2018 Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, began her culinary studies at Asheville High School and interned as a teenager at West End Bakery.

Asheville native named James Beard Foundation 2018 Rising Star Chef of the Year

A Philadelphia pastry chef with deep Asheville roots claimed one of the top honors this year in a competition that’s widely considered to be the Oscars of the food world — the James Beard Awards. Camille Cogswell, who started on her career path in Asheville High School’s culinary arts classes and did an internship as a teenager at the West […]

OPEN SEASON: Tailgate market season is getting into full swing in Western North Carolina, with new markets opening and others celebrating milestones.

Tailgate market season is here: Where to get the goods

(Go to the bottom of this article for a listing of local tailgate markets) Winter has finally loosened its grip on Western North Carolina, and that means tailgate market season is underway. While there is still some time before the full abundance of the growing season hits the markets, many farmers are already selling their […]