Each August, a group of friends parade up the gravel drive to Barbara Swell and Wayne Erbsen's home in Asheville bearing pies of all flavors, savory and sweet, with wacky names like Lazy Wife, Hungry Hobo, and Doggone Good Apple. A delicious frenzy of tasting and judging ensues and by sundown, nary a slice remains. Follow Barbara's lead for summer fun with recipes and tips for hosting a yummy gathering.
It’s been three days since the fire burned out. The friends and relations who helped stoke the blaze have all gone home. Now it’s just the potter and his kiln. Inside, more than a thousand pots, from dainty tea bowls and butter plates to hulking jars, jugs, and planters, await his scrutiny.