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Pastry chefs step into the culinary spotlight
“For many years, the stereotype was if you were a woman in the kitchen, you would do pastry, and that was seen as a lesser thing. That perception still lingers, but I think it is changing,” says James Beard Foundation Award-winning pastry chef and Asheville native Camille Cogswell.
Local bakers reflect on the shape-shifting alchemy of sourdough starters
Seven Western North Carolina bakers discuss the role their fermenting, bubbling starters play in their bread operations.
Generations of flavor: Rhubarb spreads its roots from past to present
The perennial’s tart edible stalks lend themselves to everything from pies to pickles, and its robust root systems make it an ideal plant for sharing with friends.
Rising to the top: WNC’s artisan baking community nurtures aspiring talent
With its own local flour mill and a wealth of highly skilled and knowledgeable talent, Western North Carolina is becoming a regional hotbed for artisan baking culture.
Asheville chef to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
Rhubarb pastry chef Kaley Laird competes on the Tuesday, Aug. 9, episode of the popular cooking program.