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Apr 2015
A group of catering pros create a backyard breakfast-inspired cookout for friends

Feb 2015
The newest blooms showcase sustainability at the Biltmore International Rose Trials

Feb 2015

Dec 2014
A Polk County entrepreneur’s soap business is making waves in biofuels research

Oct 2014
Highlands 163 Main St. (828) 526-3636 www.rukastable.com L, D $$$

Mar 2014
Aiming to be a place for regulars on the north side as well as a dining destination, Ambrozia boasts a long, wide bar constructed from pastel-stained wine boxes, warm blond wood, and touches of neon. The dinner and brunch selections are concise, but parts of the menu change weekly.

Dec 2013
Warm up this winter with five seasonal offerings from local chefs

Dec 2013
Home Free Bagels uplifts the homeless

Oct 2013
History lessons and a British pub await in this little college town

Oct 2013
Satisfy an appetite for culinary wisdom with two new reads

Oct 2013

Aug 2013
After 40 years, Davis Donut House still delights with classics

Jul 2013
True. We're biased. But we can't imagine a better place than the mountains to meet your local farmer, become a food entrepreneur, nosh on artisan eats, and savor a pint (or three).

Jun 2013

Apr 2013
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald's frequent visits to the mountains yielded a turning point amid dark days

Mar 2013
Entrepreneur Joel Friedman builds community in Marshall

Jan 2013
Make the most of winter’s laid-back pace with our list of guaranteed ways to pamper yourself—mind, body, and spirit

Jan 2013
Meet a few of Mother Nature’s edible overachievers

Jan 2013

Oct 2012
Sugarcoat the holidays with a classic cookie martini

Oct 2012
A local cheesecake baker builds on her passion to create a sweet enterprise

Oct 2012
Stir up the competition for Highlands’ annual eggnog contest

Jul 2012
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.

Jul 2012
The owners of the Inn at Little Pond Farm welcome guests for an instructive culinary fête

Jul 2012
Gourmet meets grocery at The Artisan Market

Jul 2012

Jun 2012
Summer is sweeter with a blueberry lemon trifle for two

Jun 2012
Taste a seasonal feast of juicy fruit at the North Carolina Blackberry Festival

Jun 2012
Chef Jason Sellers of Plant dishes on vegan versatility and offers a fresh summer meal

Jun 2012

Feb 2012
Between Old Fort and Marion, make a detour for quaint Pleasant Gardens

Dec 2011
A wife remembers her husband through shared memories of beloved flavors

Dec 2011
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.

Oct 2011
Bakers extraordinaire share recipes for beloved holiday confections, from a vegan pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving to chocolate coffee cake for Christmas morning