About Robert F. Moss


Robert F. Moss is a food writer and culinary historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living, the Restaurant Critic for the Charleston City Paper, and a frequent contributor to publications including Serious Eats, Saveur, Early American Life, Garden & Gun,The Local Palate,and the Columbia Free Times.

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Robert's most recent book is Southern Spirits: Four Hundred Years of Drinking in the American South, With Recipes, which was published by Ten Speed Press in 2016. Robert is also the author of Barbecue: The History of an American Institution (2010), the first full-length history of barbecue in the United States; Going Lardcore: Adventures in New Southern Dining (2012), a collection of essays about dining in the modern South; and, The Barbecue Lover's Carolinas (2015), a guide to the restaurants, recipes, and traditions of barbecue in North and South Carolina.

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Robert attended Furman University and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina.

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