Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fall Events

Just looking over my calendar, and I've got a pretty busy fall coming up. Events in Charleston, Chapel Hill, and New Orleans, and a few others still in the planning stages. In addition to speaking or moderating panels, I'll have plenty of books on hand for signing.

Here's the most up to date list of events.  

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

No One Is Required to Eat Boiled Peanuts

Fun fact from my current research into the history of that Southern culinary icon, boiled peanuts. In 2006, the South Carolina Legislature declared boiled peanuts to be South Carolina’s official snack food. The only amendment to the original text of the bill was the addition of this caveat. “Nothing in this section requires or encourages any school district in this State to serve peanuts to students, especially students with food allergies.” 

Well, thank goodness we cleared that up.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Hot off the Presses: Barbecue Lover's Carolinas

Today is the official publication date of my next book, Barbecue Lover's Carolinas.

It's a guidebook to barbecue in North and South Carolina, covering the history of barbecue in the Carolinas and describing the different styles to be found in the region—Eastern North Carolina and the Pee Dee, the Piedmont, the Midlands and Lowcountry of South Carolina, and the Upstate and the Mountains. The heart of the book is a guide to some of the best and most representative restaurants in each region, plus recipes for some of the Carolina’s most iconic dishes and plenty of fun stories along the way.

It's got a lot of great color photos from some really talented photographers, too, including Robert Donovan, Denny Culbert, Nick McWhirter, and Jonathan Boncek. Check it out.

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