Southern food is one of the most beloved and delicious cuisines in America. And who better to give us the key elements of Southern cuisine than Sean Brock, the award-winning chef and Southern-food crusader. In his new cookbook, South, Sean shares his recipes for key components of the cuisine, from grits and fried chicken to collard greens and corn bread. I have no doubt that this follow up to Heritage will be a slam dunk...
If you'd like to learn more about him, I recommend this insightful podcast from The Splendid Table; in addition to a fantastic 50 minute interview, there's a link to his signature cornbread!
I had the opportunity to interview Sean a few years ago when I produced a Southern Foodways Alliance film at Blackberry Farm...He's a straight shooting guy with a big heart and a contagious passion for celebrating Southern heritage. With all the change he's gone through recently, I'm looking forward to hearing more about Sean's new project Red Bird in East Nashville, TN in 2020.
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