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Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin'

Last year, for Mother’s Day, my family helped prepare two garden beds in our backyard. One housed my coveted heirloom tomatoes and the other a variety of squash and leafy greens. The harvest was decent, though various bugs, worms and other undesirables seem to plague our patch of land, as has been a nuisance to many a backyard gardener. This year, my youngest son wanted to plant an entire bed of peppers. You see, he and his father like to dabble in the art and somewhat scary experimentation of homemade hot sauce. Not really much for my palate, but, really- […]

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Go Fish

Go Fish

I love fishing. There is nothing better then the serenity of the water. The sounds, reflections of light, the spectrum of colors, The chaos, the calmness. The feeling that everything is all right. My good friend Heidi of The Wild Salmon Co grew up on the water. From Heidi:  “I grew up sailing around the world with my parents. We would drag lines behind the boat and always have fresh tuna on board. I thought “poke”, a Hawaiian style of raw marinated fish was a completely normal food when I was 4.  I slept in a rubber dinghy on the deck […]

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Farmer and Chef Asheville, Top Ten Cookbook of 2016

Farmer and Chef Asheville, Top Ten Cookbook of 2016

Toward the end of the year, Farmer and Chef Asheville was honored to be named a top-ten selling cookbook by Malaprops Bookstore, in downtown Asheville. To be in the company of such amazing talent was humbling and we look forward to seeing what 2017 has in store! Below is a link to a wonderful article highlighing all books included in this round up, written by food-writer Mackensy Lunsford via The Asheville Citizen- Times.      

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Fall 2016 Events/ Farmer and Chef South

Fall 2016 Events/ Farmer and Chef South

Never too early to plan that holiday shopping. Lucky for us, the various parnters and community organizations have extended invitations to partake in some fun events over the next few months. More may be on the way, and we will update as they come in! Mark your calendars and hope to see you there. November 19, 2016- Barnes and Noble “CookBook Authors” Special Event– Asheville Mall, 2-4pm. Come check out various local authors, get books signed and listen to a panel that explains the creative process behind the books. December 3, 2016- Blue Ridge Food Ventures Holiday Market– opens up […]

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Fishy Business

Fishy Business

Reposted From Asheville  Citizen- Times:   We know that fish is good for us. So why don’t we eat more of it? When you gaze uncomfortably at the assortment of sea creatures in the fish case, you may be wondering what to do with them. Not everyone knows how to purchase and cook fresh fish fillets, but most take less time to cook than a boneless chicken breast. Many folks are likewise hesitant to cook frozen fish fillets. Let’s see if we can get this fishy business straightened out. First, how to buy. Trust Your Fishmonger (But….) A person who […]

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Local Recipe In Men’s Journal! Just in Time for Super Bowl.

Local Recipe In Men's Journal! Just in Time for Super Bowl.

Nothing quite like great chili. It can come in many varieties, but this recipe courtesy of Farmer and Chef contributor Casey McKissick of Foothills Deli and Butchert makes a great topper for nachos, hotdogs or just about any Super Bowl worthy snack you can conjure up. Co-Author Debby Maugans gives her take as well! Check out the full write up and recipe here.

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Williams-Sonoma Holiday Book Signing and Demos

Williams-Sonoma Holiday Book Signing and Demos

It’s that time of year! Our wonderful friends and partners at Williams- Sonoma have invited us back for another holiday book-signing! If you recall, this is where we held our official book launch with a day filled with cooking demos and yummy tastings. Mark your calendars, as we plan to do the exact same this year on December 12th from 1-4 pm. We hope to see you there!  

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Fall Book Signing At Biltmore Winery!

Fall Book Signing At Biltmore Winery!

We’re looking forward to another Farmer & Chef Asheville book signing in Antler Village this Saturday, 2-4 pm. The afternoon promises to be gorgeous; so come tour the Winery and join us in toasting the beauty of Biltmore and the surrounding blaze of mountain color.

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Green Toe Ground- Fall Farm Dinner

Green Toe Ground- Fall Farm Dinner

Nicole and Galen Delcogliano, along with their daughters, hosted one of the farm dinners we feature in Farmer & Chef Asheville. Their farm, Green Toe Ground, is on the South Toe River, and is a skip away from neighboring Firefly Farm. Both farms team up on September 19th to host a farm dinner that’s not to be missed, especially when Chef Nate Allen of Knife and Fork Restaurant is doing the cooking. Read more about the dinner, and reserve your tickets here: https://www.eatsmallpotatoes.com/store/p9/Farm_Dinner_in_the_South_Toe_Valley.html.

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Mater’s Mater’s Everywhere

Mater's Mater's Everywhere

Tomato lovers rejoice. This is the month they are at their vine-ripened peak. The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) offers up a press release detailing some fun events and notable restaurants taking advantage of the best of the season! From ASAP: Oh, the month we’ve all been waiting for—tomato month! Salads, sauces, soups, pies, jams, salsa, roasted, grilled and simply fresh sliced—so many great ways to serve up tomatoes. Shop for these great tasting fruits in all sorts of varieties and colors at area farmers tailgate markets and look for summer specials on menus of Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurant and […]

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