Author Profile

Robert F. Moss

Robert F. Moss is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living magazine and the author of numerous books on Southern food and drink, including Barbecue: The History of an American Institution, Southern Spirits: 400 Years of Drinking in the American South, and Barbecue Lovers: The Carolinas. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Stories by Robert F. Moss

Lies, Damn Lies, and Pork Steaks

It’s All Out War, and the Bots Are Winning

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Still Waiting for the Robot Apocalypse

It really is a question of whether, not when

Barbecue History: Revised & Expanded

A new second edition of Barbecue: The History of An American Institution is on its way

A Brief History of Labor Day Barbecues

From Union Parades to Backyard Grills

How Bourbon Really Got Its Name

Sometimes the Simplest Explanation is Right

The Story of Hash & Rice

How a hearty, gravy-like stew became an iconic South Carolina BBQ side dish —and perhaps birthed Georgia's Brunswick stew?

Fourth of July Barbecues

The story of an enduring American tradition

The Unexpurgated History of Pork Steaks

Or, Why You Should Never, Ever, Ever Believe Food History on Wikipedia