November 2011

November 2011
Stock the bar with handy tools and cool accessories

Present your culinary creations with artful entertainment dishes

The Buncombe Turnpike blazed a trail to market for drovers and farmers and helped open the mountains to tourists

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

George W. Vanderbilt's inaugural holiday party in 1895 welcomed 50 guests to the newly completed Biltmore House. Today's elaborate Christmas production at the estate enthralls hundreds of thousands of visitors each season. Here we take you behind the scenes to see just how the celebration unfolds.

A mom breaks free from the kitchen to find a baffling, but delicious, new culinary scene

You'll be the guest of honor when you present these standout libations

Get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas cookie tour

Check out a few of France's light and fruity vintages with staying power

Hit the Holiday Market hosted by Blue Ridge Food Ventures to find tasty presents with local flavor

Take your seat for an intimate series of stellar bluegrass shows at the Colonial Theatre in Canton

For 30 years, Bucks Restaurant set the standard for curbside and fine dining in Asheville

DuPont State Forest Distance: 1/2 Mile Round-trip Difficulty: Easy (Guided)

An opening unveils Alex Matisse's newest works straight from the kiln

A culinary weekend makes for a savory getaway

Artisan bread moves in an even fresher direction with wheat grown and milled in North Carolina