Eric Abernethy

No Taste Like Home

wild food tours, classes, and more

uncover the Garden of Eden
escape from Scare-City
find your way home
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Old Edwards

We are a twenty-one year-old tour and event company and educational organization specializing in wild food foraging. We take courageous consumers “out to eat” — outside, that is. We offer the only year-round, u-pick, forage-to-table experience in North America. We are based in Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southern Appalachia, the richest temperate ecosystem on Earth.

We lead go-getters on a woodland shopping spree, gathering wild mushrooms, plants, and other “extreme cuisine.” After our wild gooseberry chase, it’s finders, eaters as we cook up a sampling of our catch of the day. Then it’s Survivor meets Iron Chef as your group — or one of our six partner restaurants — transforms the rest of your quarry into find dining. Wild mushroom pizza, daylily tamales, sassafras root beer, wisteria ice cream… it all depends on what we find.

When you forage, shopping becomes a perpetual Easter egg hunt. And it’s not just the food that’s wild and free. Going back to nature, we go back to our true nature as loving, trusting beings. We welcome the world with open arms, and we find that it has been waiting for us all this time: for us to come home.