Stories by Jodi Helmer

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Jodi believes eating, drinking, hiking and paddling are the best ways to experience a destination. Articles about her travels in Western North Carolina and beyond have been published in National Geographic Traveler, Hemispheres, American Way,, WNC Magazine and Charlotte magazine.

Follow Jodi on Twitter at @helmerjodi.

Alan Muskat - No Taste Like Home

Wild Food Foraging Adventures in Asheville

Explore the local “find dining” scene Ask local chefs and mixologists about the inspiration for their signature dishes and drinks, and they will tell stories about searching for patches of chickweed, chanterelles, sassafras, violets and dandelions in the forests and parks. The bounty of wild edibles has led chefs out of the kitchen and into nature to forage for fresh, local

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