Looking for a very unique culinary experience that creates lifelong memories? Take a "forage to table" tour with No Taste Like Home. Western North Carolina is literally a Garden of Eden with over 300 wild edibles. It is the one of the richest temperate ecosystems on Earth.
The company offers two tours year-round: a 3-hour foraging tour and a 1.5-hour wild food stroll. On the foraging tour, you gather mushrooms and other wild edibles, then you can either learn to cook your catch of the day yourself (think “Survivor meets Iron Chef”) or you can bring it to one of six local restaurants and have it transformed into one or more appetizers to accompany your meal at no extra charge. Wild mushroom pizza, daylily tamales, sassafras root beer, wisteria ice cream… it all depends on what you find. Foraging tours take place at a variety of natural areas within 35 minutes of Asheville.
Wild Food Strolls take place just five minutes from downtown at the Omni Grove Park Inn, where you can enjoy the stellar view along with “find dining” featuring the edibles you met on your tour. What better way to “take in the landscape?”
Tour prices are $75/adult and $30/child for the 3-hour foraging tour and $40 adult/$15 children for the wild food stroll. No Taste Like Home is a nonprofit educational organization and proceeds fund their youth program.
To register or for more info about, go to their web site.