Wednesday, February 16

NEW BOOK ON BBQ IN MID-SOUTH FEATURES ENTRIES BY BBQ TRAIL CONTRIBUTORS

The Slaw and the Slow Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South is a new book that is co-edited by James R. Veteto and Ted Maclin. James and Ted wrote the introduction for the Tennessee leg of our Southern BBQ Trail and recruited some of our colleagues to contribute to The Slaw and the Slow Cooked.

Joe York, now our resident filmmaker, was part of the SFA's very first trip into the field to collect barbecue interviews in 2002 and made the barbecue documentary Whole Hog for the SFA in 2006. A piece on the ecology of a barbecue sandwich is his contribution to the book.

Rien Fertel, who revisited our 2002 interview subjects in Memphis and rural western Tennessee for the Southern BBQ Trail, wrote a chapter entitled "Identity, Authenticity, Persistence and Loss in the West Tennessee Whole Hog Tradition."

SFA member and friend Leslie Kelly interviewed James R. Veteto for the State of Q, an online community devoted to all things barbecue, where you can learn more about The Slaw and the Slow Cooked.

Look for The Slaw and the Slow Cooked to appear in bookstores sometime this summer.