Complete Event Schedule for ROOTBOUND 2018

The Complete Schedule for the upcoming ROOTBOUND Highlands 2018! 



Friday
February 23, 2018
Family-Style Dinner at The Farm with Chef John Fleer | 5:30pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner 
 
Join five-time James Beard Award-nominated Chef John Fleer of Asheville's Rhubarb for the opening night Root Bound event with food, spirits, live music and camaraderie. 
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
9 am Workshop | Pie Making with Chef Ashley Capps 
NOW FULL 
 
Buxton Hall Barbecue's celebrated Head Pastry Chef, Ashley Capps shares sweet secrets on southern pie making in this fun and tasty baking session.

Saturday
February 24, 2018
9 am Workshop | Ham and Biscuits with the Bentons
NOW FULL
 
The South's well-loved purveyor of pork, Allan Benton and wife Sharon will share secrets for preparing this signature southern dish with an age-old biscuit recipe.
 
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
9 am Workshop | Mountain Charcuterie with Meredith Leigh
NOW FULL
 
Learn sausage making from building a recipe to stuffing hog casings, and dry curing of hams and pork belly. This workshop will connect technique to both tradition and food science to balance understanding of meat preservation, and how to confidently prepare delicious cured meats at home
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
10:15 am Workshop | Writing with Food Prompts with Ronni Lundy NOW FULL
 
The delightful James Beard awarded author will share her wit, humor and talents for writing about food and the culture of food in this fun, educational workshop. 
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
10:15 am Workshop | Salt Tasting with Nancy Payne Bruns
NOW FULL
 
Seventh generation salt maker, Nancy Payne Bruns shares her love of land and food, producing a rare, small-batch finishing salt, harvested from the ancient Iapetus Ocean beneath the Appalachian Mountains.

Saturday
February 24, 2018
10:15 am Workshop | Live Songwriting with Nashville's Phillip Lammonds NOW FULL
 
This could be the next big hit for Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Edwin McCain, Darius Rucker or Craig Morgan. During this live songwriting session with an industry great, explore every corner of passion, intellect, wit, and imagination with Appalachian-born professional songwriter Phillip Lammonds. See how the big hits start out and get shaped into songs for the stars by the songwriter that has penned over 5oo songs.
Saturday
February 24, 2018
Lunch and "Appalachian Chat" Keynote with Sharyn McCrumb, Hosted by Ronni Lundy | 11:45am Keynote, 12:30pm Lunch
 
Known for her ballad novels, New York Times Bestselling Author Sharyn McCrumb discusses her love of Appalachia and the history, traditions, and culture that have inspired her career.  Browse through the Artisans/Farmers Market and enjoy a delicious Appalachian-inspired lunch.
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
1:45 pm Workshop | Cast-Iron Cooking with Sheri Castle
NOW FULL

Inspired by her newest cookbook in collaboration with Le Creuset, Sheri Castle teaches you how to prepare dishes with cast-iron--a skill needed in every southern cook's repertoire. 
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
1:45 pm Workshop | Shrub Cocktails with Jamie Swofford and Gary Crunkleton
NOW FULL
 
Made in NC award-winner for Old North Shrubs, Jamie Swofford and  The Crunkleton owner, Gary Crunkleton team up to make these trendy, tasty beverages using ingredients native to Appalachia. You'll participate and leave with a tasty recipe.
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
1:45 pm Workshop | Ham and Biscuits with the Benton's
NOW FULL

 
The South's well-loved purveyor of pork, Allan Benton and wife Sharon will share secrets for preparing this signature southern dish with an age-old biscuit recipe.
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
3 pm Workshop | Spirits Workshop with Gary Crunkleton
NOW FULL
 
It all started over 20 years ago at a UNC college bar. Gary Crunkleton has perfected his craft and opened one of the most acclaimed bars in the region. Learn everything from the basics to the more in-depth skills only this true barman could provide. 

Saturday
February 24, 2018
3 pm Workshop | Pie Making with Keia Mastrianni NOW FULL
 
Keia Mastrianni of Milk Glass Pie Co. shares sweet secrets on Appalachian pie making in this fun and tasty baking session.
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
Multi-Chef 'Food Hall' Dinner at The Farm | 5:30pm Cocktails, 6pm Dinner
 
A rockin' good time at The Farm with live music and chef stations that include Chefs John Fleer of Rhubarb, Ian Boden of The Shack, Annie Pettry of Decca, Denny Trantham of US Foods, John Stehling of Early Girl Eatery, Adam Hayes of Canyon Kitchen, Ashley Capps of Buxton Hall Barbecue, and Old Edwards' Executive Chef Chris Huerta.
 
Saturday
February 24, 2018
The SteelDrivers Live in Concert at PAC
 
Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band, The SteelDrivers live at the Highlands Performing Arts Center, sponsor of the Root Bound concert for 2018.

Sunday
February 25, 2018
Bluegrass Gospel Brunch at Springhouse with John Stehling and Denny Trantham | 10am - 1pm
 
Live Bluegrass Gospel Brunch with John Stehling of Asheville's Early Girl Eatery and former Grove Park Inn Executive Chef Denny Trantham.