Asheville chefs take on primitive-style cooking at Heritage Fire

Cochon 555 will bring Heritage Fire, a live-fire culinary tour, to the Asheville area on July 17.

ASHEVILLE – Area chefs have accepted the challenge to prepare locally sourced ingredients using creative approaches in an unpredictable environment.

Cochon555’s Heritage Fire Tour is making a stop in WNC for the first time. The chefs will demonstrate diverse cooking techniques with a focus on cooking on an open flame. On July 17, Heritage Fire-Asheville will debut at Franny’s Farm, 22 Franny’s Farm Road in Leicester.

Terri Terrell, of Ladies Who Brunch pop-up series, is one of the chefs slated to participate in the ultimate open-air, live-fire collaborative tasting event, Heritage Fire.

Cochon555's Heritage Fire Tour challenges chefs to cook on open fires.  The tasting event invites guests to experience locally sourced ingredients from chefs and beverage producers.

“Working with live fire, you don’t have that much control. You don’t have a thermometer on the fire, necessarily,” Terrell said. “What’s rewarding is the success is building the fire that you want that’s consistent with the dish you are cooking. Timing live-fire and getting it out the way you want… there’s the trick and there lies the reward.”

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