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Video: Watch The Fatback Collective Pitmasters Sing 'Amazing Grace'

The country's top BBQ pitmasters, moved to song
Mar 11, 2014 11:00 am

Our final dinner at this past weekend's Charleston Wine & Food Festival was at the legendary Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, where pitmasters from the competition barbecue crew Fatback Collective served up a mountain of ribs and pork. We were all a few spiked Cherry Cokes deep when Reggie Turner, Rodney Scott, Dalvin Duncan, Woodrow Washington and Sam Jones took the microphone. Check out the video. These guys can sing!

Big Weekend: Charleston Wine & Food Festival 2014

Oysters, waffles, country ham and charcuterie
Mar 10, 2014 4:00 pm

The 9th Annual Charleston Wine & Food Festival was a sunny showcase of the explosively popular Lowcountry cuisine the region is famous for. We hopped down for Hoppin' John, Charleston Ice Cream (no ice cream involved) and enough legs of aged country ham to feed a small army. Here's what happened, per our two correspondents on the scene.

Lexington, Kentucky: There's A Lot More To The City Than Wildcat Basketball

Down-home and highbrow food options are plentiful
Feb 24, 2014 12:00 pm

As March Madness and NCAA basketball start to take center stage of the national consciousness, eyes usually turn to the Bluegrass State for at least part of the month, specifically to Lexington, home of the Kentucky Wildcats. But there's more than roundball in Lexington, which has developed a pretty notable restaurant scene over the past decade. Five spots worth checking out, after the jump.

2013 In Review: A Close Look At The Year Barbecue Absolutely Blew Up In America

BBQ really took off in 2013. Here's why.
Dec 16, 2013 12:00 pm

For a type of food that depends on cooking at a low heat very slowly, barbecue sure has gotten hot really fast. While we'd like to take some of the credit for the BBQ boom, in truth the rise of barbecue in the collective consciousness has been building for a long time and really hit a tipping point in 2013 because of several factors. Read on.

John Egerton Memorial Celebrated The Life Of Southern Food Historian

With apple hand pies and smoked bologna sandwiches
Dec 9, 2013 11:00 am

Southern food enthusiasts, chefs and literary luminaries gathered in Nashville on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the life of John Egerton, noted author on topics ranging from civil rights to Southern culture and cuisine. Pie was served at the conclusion.

This Man Set Out To Find The Best Fried Chicken In The American South

Meet pitmaster John Rivers. He was on a quest.
Dec 2, 2013 4:00 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT?! Next up, renowned Florida pitmaster John Rivers.

John Egerton, Noted Southern Food and Culture Scholar, Has Passed Away

Food and civil rights historian was 78
Nov 22, 2013 10:00 am

The food world, particularly in the South, has been rocked by the sudden death of John Egerton on November 21. Egerton is known for having achieved notoriety in two different fields of academic study that are at the core of Southern culture: food and civil rights. More than that, to many he represented the conscience of a modern South, forcing us to remember both the positive and negative elements of our past.

Once You Leave The Reservation (Disney), There's A Dozen Spots Worth A Reservation

Enter the Orlando and Winter Park food scene
Oct 30, 2013 10:00 am

Winter Park, FL probably has a higher James Beard nominated chef per capita ratio than just about anywhere in the country with three chefs residing in a community of 28,000. Funny, many think this part of Florida is a culinary wasteland. Think again.

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