PITTSBORO, N.C. — Take a walk with us through a sprawling North Carolina farmstead, where farmers and artisans cultivate nutrient-rich land and engage all the senses. On a seven day stay, you’ll find yourself in good company among beekeepers, cheesemakers, and chocolatiers along with lively conversation about sustainable agriculture and how to lead a food-centered life. Here, the immersion into farm culture will be made complete as you prepare fresh, farm-sourced ingredients to craft seasonal and wildly flavorful dishes under the masterful guidance of chefs, artisans, and local farmers.
The abundance doesn’t have to end with a wide range of cooking techniques and plentiful meals—there will be time to journey into the green space of our region and experience the thrill of canoeing down the rushing waters of Haw River. Beginning at the communal farm table and extending to the natural landscapes that surround it, our trip offers the unique opportunity to blend travel and life experience with culinary skill development.
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- Cooking Classes
- Farmer’s Market Demo’s to benefit local kids charities
- Hiking and Canoeing
- Seasonable Harvesting
Our small group size allows room to change and customize the day. time of year, weather, availability and interest. A typical day is divided into Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Activities—each with their own emphasis.
A “TASTE” OF OUR MORNINGS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Within the small, intimate group setting, everyone has the opportunity to prepare breakfast in rotating teams of two. Delicious breakfasts made and eaten together are closely followed by a variety of activities. Any given morning could include the artistic endeavors of cheese and honey-harvesting or a journey down-river with the morning sun. You could find yourself fostering a deeper understanding of your favorite sweet in a chocolatier class or developing new friendships with goats and learning how carrots keep the farm alive with sustainable traditions.
A “TASTE” OF OUR AFTERNOONS IN NORTH CAROLINA
After lunch around the table, we’ll practice the basics of kim-chi, pickle, and conserves with local produce. Sharing on social media? How can you create your own voice? .
A “TASTE” OF OUR EVENINGS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Evenings highlight food complexity and simplicity, and are particularly full with both flavor and learning. A wide breadth of classes with recipes that integrate farm to table philosophy and authenticity. Together we learn and celebrate the gifts of producing and cooking food in community.
WHO’S JOINING THE ADVENTURE?
Teens aged 12-17 are welcome on this culinary adventure! You’ll meet other teens with passion for culture, cooking and travel. Our lead instructors are Dorette and Rich Snover, the husband-and-wife couple behind the highly applauded C’est Si Bon! Cooking School in North Carolina. Their talented son, Erick Snover, joins our teen chefs. A highly trained executive chef in Vail, Colorado, Erick specializes in Japanese kaiseki cuisine. He loves introducing teens to the world of the kitchen and sharing his experiences from other cultures and cuisines. We are thrilled and honored to have him on the team of Taste the Adventure.
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SAMPLE RECIPES FROM OUR ADVENTURES
6 Nights, 7 Days at a Local Farm
One Session Available:
June 16 – June 21, 2019
Taste the Adventure in North Carolina with C’est Si Bon! Cooking School
–Carolina Farm Stewardship Association