Chef Kelsianne Bebout’s Spiced Apple Pie

Kelsianne Bebout picking apples at Creasman Farms

Kelsianne Bebout is the pastry chef for All Souls Pizza, and also sells custom desserts with a focus on locally sourced ingredients through their Instagram account, @beebowbakes. I truly enjoy every step of making pie, from the flour up. Every step takes a lot of care and intuition. Late summer to fall is a lovely … Read more

Chef William Dissen’s Candy Roaster Squash Soup

Chef William Dissen's candy roaster soup

William Dissen is the executive chef and owner of The Market Place in Asheville as well as Haymaker in Charlotte, and Billy D’s Fried Chicken at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. I worked with the Slow Food organization to help get candy roaster squash on their arc of taste. The heirloom squash dates back … Read more

Chef Jen Pearson’s Lime Crema

Jen Pearson

Jen Pearson opened Guadalupe Cafe in Sylva, NC, in 2004 with a handful of farmer contacts and a passion for creative and delicious cuisine. “Fresh, Local, Organic” isn’t just a motto—it’s a creed. The restaurant has built relationships with local producers so that the food comes straight from their fields to the kitchen. This recipe … Read more

Chef Eric Morris’s Lacto Shakshuka

Eric Morris

Eric Morris is the executive chef at Cultura and the Funkatorium by Wicked Weed Brewing, which was a semifinalist for a James Beard Award in 2020. Eric has been cooking professionally for over two decades, including as chef de cuisine for the critically acclaimed Nightbell in Asheville and Pearl & Ash in New York City. … Read more

Chef Luis Martinez’s Baked Sweet Potato

Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez is the owner of Tequio Foods, which imports heritage products from Oaxaca, Mexico, in a manner that honestly and deeply supports independent, indigenous farmers. His background includes working on farms, in restaurants, and as a graphic designer. Now based in Asheville, Luis is combining his love for cooking with his passion for social … Read more

Chef Melinda Aponte’s Zucchini Lasagna

Melinda Aponte of the YWCA of Asheville and Hannah Jeske of R Farm

Melinda Aponte is the nutrition coordinator for the YWCA of Asheville’s Early Learning Program. She’s worked with several local farms to provide the children with fresh, healthy meals daily. She is pictured on the left with farmer Hannah Jeske of R Farm. I’m sharing this recipe because it’s so homey. There’s something about a casserole—lasagna … Read more

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