Saturday, August 13, 2022

History of Tennessee Barbecue

Scotts-Parkers Barbecue, Lexington, TN. Photo by Rien Fertel.
Scotts-Parkers Barbecue, Lexington, TN. Photo by Rien Fertel.

This week, we’re featuring oral histories from the Tennessee leg of our Southern Barbecue Trail.

Desiree Robinson of The Cozy Corner in Memphis. Photo by Rien Fertel
Desiree Robinson of The Cozy Corner in Memphis. Photo by Rien Fertel

From whole hog to shoulder to ribs, the Volunteer State offers a little bit of everything in the barbecue department. We invite you to travel from Memphis to the mountains while enjoying the stories behind the ‘cue.

Helen Turner of Helen’s Bar-B-Q in Brownsville, TN. Photo by Rien Fertel.
Helen Turner of Helen’s Bar-B-Q in Brownsville, TN. Photo by Rien Fertel.

— Sara Camp Arnold, Southern Foodways Alliance

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