Topic: “BBQ: A Brief History of an American Cuisine” This presentation examines the role that barbecue has played in the creation of the American identity and how it represents the history and culture of this nation.
Dr. Craig S. Pascoe is a professor of American history at Georgia College. His specialty areas are 20th Century cultural history, modern Southern United States history, and Foodways—the study of culture and history through the lens of food traditions. He has presented his research on BBQ at numerous prestigious historical conferences such as the Food Heritage and Culinary Practices, Sorbonne Universities in Paris, the American Studies Association, and National Council on Public History. He has served as an advisor for the development of “Smokin’ History: BBQ in America” a museum exhibit forthcoming at the Atlanta History Center. He has also served as a content advisor for television programs like Jamie Oliver’s “Naked Chef”—an episode about Georgia BBQ and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods episodes: “Southern BBQ Trail” and the “Civil War.” As part of his research on the topic of BBQ he has become a ‘trained’ BBQ judge and has judged over 50 contests including Memphis in May, the Big Pig Jig in Vienna, Georgia, the American Royal in Kansas City, and the Jack Daniel’s International BBQ Competition.
The lecture is free, but donations are appreciated.
(Light refreshments after lecture)