Acme’s own Kevin Callaghan will be the featured guest chef at the Wanderlust Festival – June 5-7 – in Snowshoe, WV. After festivals all over the world, this is the first ever Wanderlust Festival (wanderlust.com) to be held in the southern US. Just think about it: two thousand people getting together for a weekend dedicated to yoga, music, dance, mindfulness, and FOOD. Maybe this is the perfect Appalachian Spring that Aaron Copland had in mind. Though it is rather disquieting to imagine composers in down dog. Purposefully.
Needless to say, the menu Kevin is preparing is all about the traditions and foodways of the American South. And it’s all about delicious. From raw oysters and pickled ramps all the way to hand cranked chocolate ice cream, it’s going to be a meal to remember. Look out West Virginia; Acme is coming to the mountains. Spoiler alert: Kevin will NOT be wearing colorful tights. Nope. Not happening.