Chow Chow: Corn: A Cross-Cultural Celebration

  • Highland Brewing Company

  • Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Times: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $125 per person

This is a Seated Brunch, with a cocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers.

No single ingredient migrates across multiple cultures and time periods more than corn. The humble maize is transformed into hundreds of different cuisines but also makes appearances in the form of  hundreds of everyday products and consumables, from popcorn to bourbon to biofuel. Speakers and Chefs will engage in conversation with each course to celebrate the diversity of corn in its many cultural forms on the table and honor the sacred vegetable’s important role in feeding people and animals around the world for thousands of years.

Speakers: Stephen Smith - @maizemagician; Amy Walker - Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative, Sheri Castle - food writer, cooking teacher and host of The Key Ingredient

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Luis Martinez - Tequio Foods, Tie Whittaker - Buttermilk Boutique, Dano Holcomb - Root Down Food Truck, Iris Rodriguez - Little Chango Hispanic Craft Kitchen

Chow Chow events are 21+ except for Sunday Supper Series.

Event Sponsor: First Bank

Venue Sponsor: Highland Brewing Company

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