Like a lot of good stories, this one began around a campfire.
The Hastings family — Charles and his wife, Angelica, and their four kids, including Chris, the oldest — pitched their tents on the banks of the river that runs through North Carolina's primitive Linville Gorge Wilderness.
Chris, who was maybe 10 years old at the time, grilled a rainbow trout he had just caught over a wood fire.
It sparked a passion and a fascination that would only intensify over the years, as the boy grew into a man, and the campfire cook became a celebrated chef.
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