Beyond the Flavor began as a passion project to inspire readers with the stories of Charlottesville's farmers, chefs, winemakers, and artisans, told through beautiful photographs and an evocative narrative, most often centered around their preparation and sharing of a meaningful meal. By documenting those who make up this town that's so dedicated to the locavore movement, we aim to be the visual voice for everyone who believes that ideal nourishment comes from the earth, people, and passion within our own communities.
Though the support from the Charlottesville community has been incredible, we are asking for donations to help develop a new website that goes far beyond its current blog format, giving readers instant access to our most recent features, and a chance to revisit and learn from past contributors through our Checking In and Kitchen Skills departments.
A searchable recipe index will help readers track down a specific dish and our Flavor of the Month, Make This, and Drink This departments will give those without a plan plenty of edible and imbibable inspiration. Interactive additions will allow readers to submit and rate recipes too. An online dining guide will prove handy to anyone looking to dine out at one of our area's 200+ unique restaurants.
Many thanks to Underground Shorts for creating the Beyond the Flavor video!
Risks and challenges
Without outside financial support, Beyond the Flavor will get pushed to the back burners of our careers, rather than the mainstays we'd like it to be. Our combined talents complement one another in ways that prove that this project is our calling and not just a sidelight to our lives. We want to be Charlottesville's go-to food resource, and strive to deliver in a way that's both uplifting and informative.
Please consider donating to our project so that we may continue to tell the stories of this town and its heroes (both sung and unsung) that so generously fill our plates, glasses, and souls every single day.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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