About Robert F. Moss

Robert F. Moss writes about food, drink, and travel from his home base in 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.

Robert Moss headshot
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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.