Have Your Aura Photographed

And other ways in Asheville to get in touch with your most-at-peace self

New York
March 22nd, 2017

Discover the local culinary bounty in the mountains surrounding Asheville with No Taste Like Home. Owner Alan Muskat leads a group of hunter-gatherers armed with buckets and digging tools to wander through fields and forests, identifying in-season edibles. Choose the forage-to-table program on the three-hour Asheville tour (suggested donation $75; proceeds benefit the Afikomen Project, a youth foraging-education program).

Then, pick from one of six local restaurants (like Rhubarb and Nightbell) to prepare a free dish from your findings — all you pay for is the remainder of your meal. (Call ahead, then bring your ingredients to the restaurant three hours before your reservation.)

New to foraging? A mini-tour ($40; 90 minutes) takes place on the grounds of the Omni Grove Park Inn, and onsite restaurant Vue 1913 will craft a free appetizer from your items.

You can’t learn to forage from a website.
Always learn from an expert, preferably your parents.