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A salute to Southern heroes

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One of my favorite recurring columns in The Food Section is a Q&A featuring some of the South’s leading food thinkers and chroniclers.

As paying subscribers who receive the column on designated Wednesdays know, I’ve recently talked to a trucker about the CB siren song of ‘nanner pudding, a folklorist about the significance of West Virginia slaw dogs, and a documentary filmmaker about the development of haute cuisine in 1970s Little Rock. (And while it doesn’t qualify as recent by newsroom standards, I’m still so pleased that a scholar of the charcuterie board trend took time to explain the meaning of pepperoni roses.)


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