A little over a week ago Carey and I hosted our Asheville First We Eat workshop. We stayed in a beautiful home nestled in the foothills of Cold Mountain, right between an old red barn and a babbling stream. There was food, photography lessons, fire pits, s’mores, fishing, waders, Lightroom, & styling. Days spent going over camera functions, nerding out about food, manipulating light, and shooting to our hearts’ content. Nights where a rich dinner faded into long bouts of laughter and full glasses of wine. We cooked, we climbed on the countertops, we ate, we went to a giant old barn filled with antiques, we laughed, we made Carey hook worms on a fishing line (okay that was mostly me), we practiced, we learned, we became friends.
Thank you so much to all of our attendees. Kelly, Shelly, Grace, Patty, Jordan, Rebecca. I miss you all so much already, I can’t even put into words the insane amount of fun I had with you guys. And a very special thanks to Molly of My Name is Yeh for coming all the way from North Dakota and generously giving us a hand with everything. And a very very special thanks to Jacob Boehm of Snap Pea Catering for the most incredible farewell dinner possible. Brown sugar crusted pork shoulder with salsa verde, ruby streaks, homemade savory croutons, and micro greens was just one of the seven ridiculously delicious courses he prepared. Seriously mind blowing, if you’re ever in need of a caterer he’s your guy.
The wonderful long weekend we had has left me even more exited for our next workshop in New England in May. We’ll be going over photography & styling, but also incorporating cheese making lessons, too, as well as cheese/wine/chocolate tastings! There’s still a couple spaces left, we’d love to have you join us!
Frank Family Vineyards | My favorite winery around | Carneros Pinot Noir, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvingon, Napa Valley Zinfandel, & Napa Valley Chardonnay
Lodge Cast Iron | 15″ seasoned steel skillet, 18″x10″ seasoned steel griddle, & mini cocotte for each attendee
Woodblock Chocolate | the most beautiful dark chocolate bars ever for each attendee
Food 52 Shop | white bud vases & pewter cake stand