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There’s Texas barbecue and Carolina barbecue. But what’s Virginia barbecue? Some food writers say it’s the foundation on which all Southern barbecue is based. But if that’s the case, why isn’t Virginia a popular destination for regional barbecue? Food writers Joe Haynes and Michael Twitty have dedicated their blogs and new books to exploring the heritage of local food –and their personal histories. Kojo speaks with both on the origins of Virginia barbecue and the ways food preserves connections to our past.
- Joe Haynes Creator of the blog "Obsessive Compulsive Barbecue," and author, "Virginia Barbecue: A History"
- Michael Twitty Culinary Historian, Writer (Washington, D.C.)
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