Top 10 Authentic South Episodes
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Chef Vivian Howard
01/22/20 • 28 min
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
01/22/20 • 23 min
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
01/22/20 • 15 min
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
01/22/20 • 13 min
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
01/22/20 • 14 min
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.
Charlotte Historian Tom Hanchett and the Newest New South
01/22/20 • 17 min
“Folks started talking about the New South after the Civil War," says Tom Hanchett, staff historian at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Where we are now is the newest of the New Souths, the Newcomer South.” Tom speaks about the ever-evolving South, especially as it relates to food, from a booth in El Pulgarcito, a Honduran-Salvadoran-Mexican restaurant in the eastern part of the city. Special music in this episode courtesy of Charlotte-based band UltimaNota. Originally aired March 7, 2014.
Cynthia Graubart & Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking
01/22/20 • 11 min
Cynthia Graubart attained culinary celebrity status when she won a James Beard Award for the cookbook she co-wrote with famed Southern author Nathalie Dupree. It’s called Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, and it is amazing. It took four years to write, and it weighs six and a half pounds. It’s got 750 recipes and another 650 variations on the standards. It is becoming itself a standard--a bible--for any Southern cook. Originally aired January 31, 2014.
Remembering Eudora Welty with Bill Ferris
01/22/20 • 13 min
Eudora Welty was one of the South’s most beloved writers, and her fiction is still a study in detail and dialogue and wit. Her settings were often Southern, but her themes were universal. Eudora won multiple awards in her lifetime, including a Pulitzer in 1973 for her novel The Optimist’s Daughter. She passed away in 2001.
The audio you hear of Eudora in this episode is part of folklorist Bill Ferris' book The Storied South, which is a collection of interviews with iconic writers, musicians, historians, photographers and artists.
I first featured Bill in Episode 10, and we talked extensively about his 40-year career and how the South has perfected the art of storytelling.
In this episode, Bill returns to tell us about his close friendship with the famous Southern writer. Originally aired January 16, 2014.
Shenandoah Valley, VA Shape Note Singers
01/22/20 • 10 min
Contributor Kelley Libby visits a shape note singing event in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Sometimes this style of singing is referred to as Sacred Harp. That’s because there’s an old tune book called The Sacred Harp, and most shape note singers use it, especially in the deep South. Originally aired January 2, 2014.
Resurrecting Slave Cabins at James Madison's Montpelier
01/22/20 • 10 min
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.
How many episodes does Authentic South have?
Authentic South currently has 21 episodes available.
What topics does Authentic South cover?
The podcast is about Culture, Literature, Society & Culture, Art, Music, Writers, Documentary, Podcasts, Arts, South and Food.
What is the most popular episode on Authentic South?
The episode title 'Chef Vivian Howard' is the most popular.
What is the average episode length on Authentic South?
The average episode length on Authentic South is 13 minutes.
When was the first episode of Authentic South?
The first episode of Authentic South was released on Jan 22, 2020.
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