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.”
When restaurant dining rooms closed, some local chefs found a new way and personal way to share their love of cooking.
“To be honest, if we don’t get the right help on our loans from our banks and lenders, we won’t be able to pay our bills and we will be in default of our loans, and that’s when it all crumbles. That is the fear. “
Groups are seeking support for workers and businesses through online initiatives, relief funds and lobbying efforts.
Asheville chefs are semifinalists in the Best Chef: Southeast, Rising Star Chef, Outstanding Chef and Best New Restaurant categories.
Beyond cooking, the Toronto native says her greatest passion is supporting the LGBTQ community.
Organizers reflect on the highs and lows as they consider planning for future events.
Traditional dry and sweet vermouths are only the beginning. While most vermouth is still made using neutral white wine as a base, some red wine-based varieties are gaining a foothold in the marketplace.
Deep bonds forged between local farmers and chefs at area markets feed Asheville’s culinary creativity.
Through their design strategies, menus and aesthetic themes, local eateries contribute to and define the city’s distinct food scene.
TreeRock Social Cider House and Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen team up for an afternoon of sweets and drinks. Also: Dobra Tea Black Mountain announces closing date, Shrimp at the Farm returns, local breweries fight food insecurity through Hops for Hunger, The Fresh Market adds to its Local Program and Cúrate makes the list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2018.
Biltmore Coffee Roasters and Trout Lily Market & Deli join as one. Also: The Great American Jerk Off returns; Tod’s Tasties hosts its annual Father’s Day cookout; The Chop Shop Butchery hosts a whole hog workshop; and several local restaurants are recognized at the 39th annual Griffin Awards.
Formerly Virgola, The Wine & Oyster offers an expanded menu. Also this week: Cúrate holds a five-course wine dinner, Dobra Tea leads a class on oolong tea, the Asheville Truffle Experience returns and East Fork Pottery hosts a French Broad Chocolates workshop and more.
For many local chefs, the trends that matter often have more to do with the philosophy of food than the ingredients and focus on issues like food waste and transparency.
There’s a lot of good that can come from the sharp end of a chef’s knife, the blunt pressure of a rolling pin or the flash of a deglazing pan. But more and more these days, the culinary greats seem to be taking off their aprons and stepping outside their kitchens to help shape their communities […]
Craft cocktails made quickly comes to the Five Points neighborhood. Also, The 14th annual Taste of Compassion Gala returns, the WNC Cookbook & Food Writing Festival comes back for a second year, a new cookbook celebrates local inn recipes and Nightbell and Cúrate host a benefit dinner for Homeward Bound.
The challenges of finding and maintaining kitchen help are not new to Asheville’s restaurant industry, but the problem seems to be growing for many local restaurateurs.
Hendersonville’s Historic Seventh Avenue District welcomes a new coffee venture. Also, Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival begins Friday, July 14; Metro Wines host multiple classes and tastings and the Asheville International Wine Competition celebrates regional wineries.
The celebrated Spanish tapas restaurant’s expansion project will increase its seating capacity, but the primary goal for the owners is to create a more spacious and efficient work area.
Restaurateurs have long supported neighborhood artisans by enlisting them to create their signage and décor. But the ceramic vessels that hold Asheville’s locally sourced works of culinary art have largely remained standard-issue, industrially produced dinnerware. While many chefs would undoubtedly prefer to present their fare on unique, handcrafted dishes, there are plenty of reasons — […]
Asheville Restaurant Week offers special prix fixe menus at a number of local eateries. Also this week, Burial Beer and Hickory Nut Gap Farm partner for a feast, The Farm talks about Super Bowl snacks and more.