Jodi Rhoden is a writer, baker, activist, and entrepreneur in West Asheville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Duncan, and their son, Jasper. Jodi is the founder and former owner of Short Street Cakes in West Asheville, and she uses her 10 years of small-scale business experience to mentor entrepreneurs through Birds Eye Business Planning and Adventures and Mountain Bizworks. Jodi loves to travel, aspires to keep chickens and bees, and is currently writing a memoir about her life in cake.
Crop Stories founding editor André Joseph Gallant will offer a short reading, and copies of the new issue will be available for sale for $12. This fourth issue of Crop Stories is "a 144-page homage to the sweet potato, featuring recipes, investigative reporting, memoir, narrative, and photography by storytellers from around the South. Fifteen recipes. Stories about Black Land Matters, finding community in a slaughterhouse, and real lives in the Sweet Potato Capital of the World."
Crop Stories is a nonprofit, biannual journal that digs deep into relationships between farmer and field, consumer and market, soil and table. Each issue adopts one crop as a theme, then applies narrative, journalism, and recipe to meditate on the state of the small farm in the American South. Our stories generate from this great swath of verdant land because we believe the region is well-suited as a source for timely, engaging stories about farming. In Georgia, the Carolinas, Mississippi, and beyond, issues of class, race, identity, and sustainability intersect in the act of growing food and feeding our communities.
November 3, 2017, 6:00pm - November 3, 2017, 8:00pm
Please join Cake Ladies by Jodi Rhoden, Flying Cloud Farm, Buxton Hall Barbecue, and Short Street Cakes in welcoming Crop Stories to Asheville with a free wine-and-small-bites launch party at HORSE + ...
Check out the new fall issue of Edible Asheville! It includes a recipe for the versatile yellow layer cake by Johnnie Gabriel of Gabriel's Restaurant and Bakery from the Cake Ladies book, as well as a recipe for 7 minute icing (not pictured). Thanks, friends, and happy baking! ... See MoreSee Less
Behold, the only sane reason to turn on your oven for the next three months. Jodi’s pound cake has the steadfast sturdiness of a butter cake and, thanks to a boatload of sour cream, a deeply flavore...