Asheville Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Staff Outing

The Biltmore Estate
May 25th, 2012

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Dodie Stephens, PR director for Asheville and her team

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magnolia flower, Stephen Ayers, garden crew, and Biltmore Executive Chef Damien Cavicci

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explaining the sustainability of mushroom harvesting

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redbud pods, edible when young

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the elegant-footed polypore

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reciting "Mushrooms" by Mary Oliver

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wild ginger, edible

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the chestnut bolete, edible

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opening up a can of worms

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savoring the slimy simile in D.H. Lawrence, "How beastly the bourgeois is" 

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ostrich fern, edible fiddleheads

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bamboo shoot, edible

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turkey tails, highly medicinal

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poison pigskin puffball, actually edible to some

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too cute to cook

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red chanterelles, The Inn on Biltmore chef's favorite

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Amanita, not edible

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reishi souvenirs

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show and smell

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sauteed chicken of the woods, day lily, and bamboo

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black birch toothbrushes

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birch bark basket

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made by Stephen during the walk!

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rapping things up

 

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