Christopher Shane

Christopher Shane
Whitney Deal: Whitney Deal Designs

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.

The owners of the Inn at Little Pond Farm welcome guests for an instructive culinary fête

Gourmet meets grocery at The Artisan Market

Layers of texture and color beautify Deb Karash's vivid art jewelry

Chef Jason Sellers of Plant dishes on vegan versatility and offers a fresh summer meal

Meet a group of outdoor entrepreneurs who mix business and pleasure in the pursuit of great gear

Make your move with the therapeutic fitness technique of Nia

Mixologist Sharon Wallis wants to fill your head with good memories

Truly magnificent gardens need time and attention to flourish - coaxed and nurtured by guiding hands and verdant vision. Peter and Jasmin Gentling spent the last 40 years creating just such a landscape on Sunset Mountain. Welcome to Blue Briar Garden.

Andrew Snavely treks the globe to source the leaves, buds, and flowers steeped at Dobrá Tea in Asheville, each time returning with a greater knowledge of this ancient beverage and its cultural ties.

Bakers extraordinaire share recipes for beloved holiday confections, from a vegan pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving to chocolate coffee cake for Christmas morning

Enter the boundless world of an innovative artist

Beets show their true colors (and flavors) in simple dishes.

A quintessential French street food wins fans in the mountains.