We are excited to be hosting Matt Moore this year for Chef's Evening. Matt will be on hand to sign copies of this books, South's Best Butts and A Southern Gentlemen's Kitchen, and to discuss all things Southern and food related!
In his new book, The South's Best Butts, food writer and Southern gentleman, Matt Moore, waves away clouds of smoke to give barbecue-lovers a sneak peek into the kitchens and smokehouses of a handful of the Barbecue Belt's most revered pitmasters. He uncovers their tried-and-true techniques gleaned over hours, days, and years toiling by fire and spit, coaxing meltingly tender perfection from the humble pig--the foundation of Southern BBQ. More than a book of recipes, Matt explores how the marriage of meat, cooking method, and sauce varies from place to place based on history and culture, climate, available ingredients and wood, and always the closely-guarded, passed-down secrets followed like scripture. Because no meat plate is complete in the South without "all the fixin's" to round out the meal, Matt cues up patron-sanctioned recipes from every establishment he visits. One thing is for certain...this book will change the way you cook, smoke, grill, and eat, but be warned: Your own butt may suffer in the process.
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The perennially popular Holiday Chef's Evening and Wine Tasting will be November 30, 7pm to 9pm in the downtown Denham Springs Antiques Village. Local restaurants and caterers present samples of their food in stores throughout the village. Participants can partake of delicious dishes, sample wines and shop for Christmas presents as they move from shop to shop. Chef’s Evening is presented by Denham Springs Main Street, and all proceeds fund their activities in helping to preserve and promote the downtown district. Tickets are $25 per person, pre-sale only, and are now on sale online via PayPal at www.denhamspringsmainstreet.org. For more information, call Old City Hall at 225-667-7512.
In The South's Best Butts, food writer and Southern gentleman, Matt Moore, waves away clouds of smoke to give barbecue-lovers a sneak peek into the kitchens and smokehouses of a handful of the Barbecue Belt's most revered pitmasters.
Today, in addition to being chivalrous, honest, and generous, a Southern gentleman is socially connected, well-traveled, and has an appetite for life. In this part-cookbook and part-guidebook, Matt Moore embraces a fresh perspective on what it means to cook, eat, and live as a true Southern Gentleman in the 21st century.