With the holiday season underway, Xpress speaks with local pie experts and enthusiasts about the secrets to making a perfect homemade pie.
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Asheville relishes chow chow, the quintessential Southern condiment
Cookbook author Ashley English describes chow chow as a “democratic” condiment. “There are so many permutations and iterations, you can customize it the way you want.”
A new cookbook tells the culinary story of John C. Campbell Folk School
From cornbread to curries, the school’s latest collection of recipes gives a glimpse into the daily life and historic background of the Western North Carolina craft school.
Seasonal School of the Culinary Arts presents all-star lineup of chefs and authors
Now in its 13th year, Susi Gott Séguret’s globetrotting cooking school gets set to dish up a week of classes and meals featuring some of Western North Carolina’s most celebrated chefs.
Small bites: Double D’s Coffee and Desserts launches ‘readable patio project’
Double D’s Coffee and Desserts invites the community to be a part of its latest renovation project. Also in this week’s food news, Sunny Point Café hosts a benefit dinner for FEAST, Farm to Fender celebrates its grand opening and Seasonal School of Culinary Arts announces a week of classes with local celebrity chefs and authors.
Pretty as pie: Asheville Retro Pie Contest builds community one crust at a time
Each summer, local cookbook author and culinary instructor Barbara Swell invites family and friends to reconnect for some old-fashioned fun celebrating the art of pie. Click through for Swell’s tips on hosting a pie contest and a gallery of photos from this year’s event by Cindy Kunst.
Easy as pie: Local experts share ideas for perfect crusts, creative fillings
Pie is not only the ultimate comfort food — it also offers endless opportunity for culinary creativity, be it sweet or savory.
Asheville cooking instructor celebrates ‘made-from-scratch’ life
A recent story in Our State magazine by Durham, N.C., writer Christina Cooke focuses on the efforts of Asheville cooking instructor Barbara Swell to celebrate and preserve old-time recipes and cooking methods. Cooke also highlights Swell’s belief in the importance of gathering around a table and eating together without distraction. When she was a girl, Barbara […]