Turning Japanese, part 2: The meal

On Sunday, Jan. 22, the Blind Pig — a not-for-profit dinner club held in various “secret” locations around Asheville — hosted the Rising Sun dinner, a 12-course (13 if you count the pickles) Japanese meal prepared by chefs from the Admiral and Cucina 24. The event raised funds for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Here’s what the guests ate. (All photos inside by Justin Belleme, photo above by Mackensy Lunsford)

Eat local, ASAP

How is it that Western North Carolina is blessed with such a thriving food scene? Great local agriculture helps. That’s where the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project comes in. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive by linking farmers to markets and supporters and building healthy communities through connections to local food. “ASAP’s work over […]

Have yourself a local food and farm adventure

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 […]