A storytelling podcast that explores Southern culture through food, music, art, literature, the land and people.
Resurrecting Slave Cabins at James Madison's Montpelier
From contributor Kelley Libby: For years, at historic plantation sites across the South, the focus was on the big house and not on the slave cabins. But cabins like that are now being resurrected by a program called Slave Dwelling Project on the grounds of Montpelier, James and Dolley Madison's home in Virginia. Originally aired August 21, 2014.
Chef Vivian Howard
Vivian Howard is the chef at Chef and the Farmer in the small Eastern North Carolina town of Kinston. She also "co-stars" with her husband Ben Knight on their Peabody Award-winning PBS show “A Chef’s Life.” Originally aired July 1, 2014.
Food & Wine Editor-In-Chief Hunter Lewis
Hunter Lewis is currently the editor-in-chief of Food & Wine. When we interviewed him here, he was the executive editor at Southern Living magazine. Before that, he had stints at the publications Bon Appetit and Saveur. In this episode he discusses writing and cooking, Eastern North Carolina whole hog barbecue and the agricultural renaissance that is feeding the way people cook in the South. Special music by Joel Madison Blount. Originally aired June 17, 2014.
To Eat a Pig, Pt. 2
In Episode 17, we met Sean Kelley, a writer who set out to raise a couple of pigs for the purpose of butchering them himself. He was so adamant about that mission that he even named the pigs Lunch and Dinner. This episode picks up at the point where Dinner had grown to over 300 pounds, and Sean was finally ready to slaughter her. Special music by Boone, N.C.-based Redleg Husky. Originally aired June 5, 2014.
To Eat a Pig, Pt. 1
Sean Kelley is a writer, and in this show, he begins telling us the sometimes comic/sometimes tragic story about raising a couple of pigs so that he could slaughter, butcher and eat them just learn about that entire process firsthand.
"We know everything about pork and beef and poultry. We know nothing about pigs and cows and chickens," he says. Originally aired May 21, 2014.
Chef Hugh Acheson
Chef Hugh Acheson is one of the most celebrated and influential chefs in the country. He has a restaurant in Athens, Georgia Five and Ten. His Empire State South in Atlanta is one of the most popular places to dine in the city, and he also has Spiller Coffee with a couple of locations. Hugh is a two-time James Beard Award winner, once as a chef and once for his cookbook, A New Turn in the South. You may have seen him on television competing on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters or as a judge on the show Top Chef. Originally aired May 2, 2014.