Episode 119
Monday, November 8, 2021

Rodney Scott brings legendary whole-hog BBQ to the backyard with debut cookbook

"I started to take a lot more notice to cookbooks and a lot more respect for them. Because food comes from the soul and the people that are writing these books, and giving these recipes, are giving you a part of their soul and sharing their love for whatever dish it is that they're presented."

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This week, we're excited to welcome Rodney Scott to Salt + Spine, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.

Rodney is the owner of Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ in Charleston, South Carolina (and a new location in Birmingham, Alabama and a forthcoming spot in Atlanta). His debut cookbook, Rodney Scott's World of BBQ, tells the story of Rodney's life starting with his childhood in South Carolina through his James Beard Best Chef Award and features classic barbecue recipes.

Growing up in Hemingway, South Carolina, Rodney's family ran several businesses, from a gas station to a barbecue spot. His parents opened Scott's Variety Store and Bar-B-Q in 1972.

In 2017, Rodney moved to Charleston and opened the first Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ in 2017. A year later, he won the James Beard Award for Best Chef, Southeast. ‚Äć

Rodney joined us remotely for this week’s show to #TalkCookbooks. We've got a great chat, including our signature culinary game.

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