Join celebrated, local cookbook author Ashley English for a discussion on how people are using food to create long-lasting bonds, cherished friendships, strong social networks, and engaged communities.
For centuries, people bonded over food—building long-term relationships based on their need to collaborate to grow, harvest, and preserve food.
Today, the easy access to food has eliminated the need for those relationships, leaving us with one less reason to interact.
Tracing the historical importance of food in Southern Appalachia, Ashley will present new ways for 21st Century Americans to create bonds over food, from supper clubs and cookie exchanges to foraging hikes and canning hikes.
Enjoy a selection of small bites from Rhubarb’s talented chefs. Beer and wine available for purchase.
Hosted by Rhubarb and Edible Asheville / Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Rhubarb Event Space, 7 S Pack Square, Asheville