Host Stephanie Burt travels the Southern United States (with a fork!) and chats with some of the most interesting voices in the culinary South. From chefs to farmers, bakers to brewers, and pitmasters to fishermen, they all have a story. Listen and learn more behind some of your favorite foods.
215: John Zucker, Cru Cafe and Catering (Charleston, SC)
It’s been such a long slog for restaurants this past year. But there are so many folks who are keeping on keeping on and John Zucker is one of them. For more than two decades, the Cru Catering and Café executive chef and owner has been creating a recipe for success in Charleston, SC. His catering division has been voted Best Caterer since 2001 and his restaurant, Cru Café, which opened in 2002, makes delicious upscale comfort food, including one seriously dreamy mac and cheese.
214: Amethyst Ganaway, Writer, Chef, Content Creator (Albuquerque, NM)
There is plenty of food content out there. I know, of course, because I am making some of it, but also because I’m reading, and a lot of it is vacuous, shallow, and even downright incorrect. But there is also so much excellence. One such writer/content creator/ and chef is Amethyst Ganaway. Her bylines range from Serious Eats to Garden & Gun to Eater, and I believe she is one of a new generation of significant voices on the scene. Originally from North Charleston, S.C., she’s currently living in New Mex
213: Brittney Miller, Manchester Farms Quail (Columbia, SC)
I’m learning more this week about a great company, Manchester Farms Quail in Columbia, SC, that began as a venture by an outdoorsman who loved to hunt quail. That man is Brittney Miller’s father, and in 2005, Miller’s parents retired from Manchester Farms, and she took ownership of the 31-year-old farm and all aspects of the company. For Miller, keeping her father’s ideals, is something she holds close to her heart, and you’ll find her quail on plenty of the best restaurant menus in the South.
212: Mashama Bailey & John Morisano, The Grey and The Grey Market (Savannah, GA)
Few restaurants have made a more significant impact in such a short amount of time than The Grey in Savannah, Ga. Housed in a restored 1938 Greyhound Bus Terminal and led by co-partners Chef Mashama Bailey and John Morisano, the restaurant was named Eater Restaurant of the Year for 2017/18, Bailey won Best Chef: Southeast in 2019 from the James Beard Foundation, and was also a featured chef on an episode of Netflix’s Chef’s Table. This year they've co-authored a book: Black, White & The Grey.
211: Season 5 Finale, Steph looks back and awards some "bests"
It’s the last show of 2020, so Stephanie takes a look back at some of her best bites and lessons of 2020. Even in a year like this, there’s been delicious along the way.
210: David Adedokun, The War Mouth (Columbia, SC)
The War Mouth in Columbia, SC, is a one-of-a-kind, neighborhood joint in the truest sense, where whole hogs are smoking on the back patio and bar manager David Adedokun is swirling stories and spirits together in a glass behind the bar. He’s been a mainstay on the scene for years, including as a bartender at Columbia’s now-closed Speakeasy and as a musician at many a music venue. His approach to the bar grows out of his sense of community, from co-workers to customers at the bar, to the place he calls h
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Great show on southern foodways
This is a great podcast. Ms. Burt has great knowledge of the southern food and beverage industry and a wonderfully engaging interview style. She also has a knack for getting a diverse and interesting collection of guests. If you love stories about food and life in the South, this podcast will suit you fine.
I’ve been listening to the Southern Fork for about a year now. 30+ episodes I’ve heard. I love the personal feel they have. She really seems to connect with the guest. I’m in the restaurant business so they are very relatable. Sure does make the time go by faster on long drives! I highly recommend. Cheers!
This Podcast keeps me grounded
I discovered this podcast a couple of years ago. Having grown up in ENC (Eastern NC); I have always enjoyed when the episodes took a trip to North Carolina. As much as I love the city of Charleston and spent the better part of my 20s and 30s weekends there; Stephanie does an amazing job of bringing the entire region of the South and its food to the listeners. She is always on task and the interviews are always light and full of humor. She interviews the region’s best chefs and brings a vision to the listeners their restaurants. If you love southern cooking and the establishments she covers; you will not be disappointed. Keep on doing what you’re doing. We love it.