Ron Jimenez had a literal eye-opening epiphany. “I woke up one morning a couple years ago with an out-of-the-blue conviction to become a vegetarian,” he recalls. “From that day forward, I stopped eating meat and cut back on all animal products.” Raised in Asheville, Jimenez later relocated to Florida to pursue his culinary education before returning to […]
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New initiative connects local farmers with residents facing food insecurity
The We Give a Share Program helps both small farms and local families struggling to put food on the table.
Asheville Housing Authority turns to local chefs to reopen Southside Community Kitchen
A partnership between the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville and Green Opportunities is bringing together local chefs to cook meals for home-bound residents.
Food writer Ronni Lundy reflects on WNC’s 2019 food scene highlights
Burnsville resident Ronni Lundy is the author of Victuals, An Appalachian Journey with Recipes, winner of the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards for Best Cookbook and Best American Cookbook. She reflects on what she considered to be some of the most impactful developments in the local food and beverage community in 2019. Benne on Eagle. […]
The soul of Southside: How some Asheville chefs are restoring a culinary heritage
Through restaurant ventures and a nonprofit culinary training program, Asheville is finding fresh ways to celebrate its soul food legacy.
Intuition and tradition: Asheville chefs take varied approaches to cooking with eggplant
The enigmatic nightshade vegetable is a summer favorite for local chefs and farmers.
Legacy of loss: Food insecurity and its disproportionate impact on Asheville’s black community
This two-part series traces the history and examines the current state of the Southside neighborhood’s food access situation.
Social justice through food: The legacy of Hanan Shabazz
Decades spent as a soul food chef, restaurateur and champion of equality issues have led Asheville resident Hanan Shabazz to her current role an instructor in the Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready culinary training program.
Urban, soul and African cuisines collide at Goombay Festival
With its second appearance at Pack Square Park, the 35th annual Goombay Festival celebrated African and Caribbean culture with music, activities — and lots of food.