Barbecue is truly Southern food. Almost everyone has an opinion on the best way to cook, flavor and serve barbecue. But it’s controversial for another reason. Barbecue has roots in slavery and some popular restaurants have decidedly racist pasts. We talked about the political side to barbecue with Kathleen Purvis, food writer with the Charlotte Observer. Chuck Reece, Editor for the Bitter Southerner, and Michael Twitty, a food writer and historian, also joined.
Sweet tea has been sacred on Southern menus more than a hundred years. It's a simple beverage. These days, you find it just about everywhere in Georgia. But there was a time when sweet tea was more rare. GPB's Sean Powers produced this piece.
Now we add to two more songs to our Georgia playlist. Today we talked with the frontman for the Athens band, Five Eight. The group has performed with R.E.M., Pylon, and The Ramones.