Food & Cooking Stage presented by Springer Mountain Farms
This meaty discussion will come from Meathead Goldwyn, founder and editor of the world’s most popular barbecue and grilling website AmazingRibs.com [amazingribs.com] and author of Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, named Cookbook Of The Year at midyear by Amazon [amazingribs.com/the_book]. He will discuss “Old Husbands Tales, Barbecue Myths that Deserve Die."
Meathead Goldwyn is the founder, barbecue whisperer, and hedonism evangelist behind amazingribs.com, the world's most popular outdoor cooking website. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, and he was previously syndicated wine critic for the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He has taught at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, and he has judged food, wine, beer, and spirits all around the world. He lives with his wife in Chicago.
John Kessler recently ended an 18-year career at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he wrote about food and served as the newspaper’s dining critic. A graduate of Williams College, he attended L’Academie de Cuisine culinary school near Washington, D.C. and worked for several years as a restaurant cook and chef in Washington and Denver. His writing has received many awards, including the National Headliner Award and four citations from the James Beard Foundation. He currently serves as chairman of the James Beard Foundation’s journalism awards committee. His essays, columns and food features have been anthologized 10 times in “Best Food Writing.” He is working on a book with The Giving Kitchen — the beyond-expectation resource for restaurant workers employed in the Atlanta restaurant community facing unanticipated crisis . He currently lives and writes in Chicago.