Tag Archives: BBQ

Why BBQ is America’s Most Political Food

Enjoy this story I was interviewed for along with my friends and colleagues Chuck Reese and Kathleen Purvis. Special thanks to Georgia Public Radio.  Advertisements

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IWatch “Food of the Enslaved: Barbecue” on YouTube

I loved partnering with Jason Townsend&Sons, my favorite historic clothier and provider of historic goods to produce a few videos for their wildly popular You Tube series on cooking in the 18th century, depicting the influence of enslaved Africans and African Americans … Continue reading

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Barbecue vs. Cookouts: What Does Race Have to Do With the Terminology? – The Root

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/06/barbecue_vs_cookouts_what_does_race_have_to_do_with_the_terminology.1.html This was a really quick interview I recently did with Janee Desmond-Harris (@jdesmondharris) of TheRoot.com; @TheRoot.   Her column Race Manners is fascinating and we had a lot of fun talking history, culture and community. Black men cooked for barbecues … Continue reading

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These Southern Things: A Recap

  Mike Moore is the best.  (And his family recipe for cucumber salad is killer.) That’s not really the thesis of this blog post, but it has to be said. Mike, chef-proprietor of Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder in Asheville, … Continue reading

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The Colonial Roots of Southern Barbecue: Re-Creating the Birth of An American Culinary Staple

 I appreciate the professional involvement, comradeship and compensation given me by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and its staff,  however I am speaking for myself and not the Foundation nor its staff and specialists.  The scholarly conclusions and viewpoints are my own … Continue reading

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