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 Southern Food Correspondent for Serious Eats, and a frequent contributor to publications including Saveur, Garden & Gun,The Local Palate, the Charleston City Paper, the Columbia Free Times, and Early American Life.

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Along with Hanna Raskin of the Post & Courier, he hosts The Winnow, a podcast about dining in the South and beyond.

Robert's latest 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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