Charleston food ambassador Sean Brock was named a fellow by the Southern Foodways Alliance Fellowship of Southern Farmers, Artisans, and Chefs. He joins the ranks of chefs like SFAFrank Stitt of Birmingham's Highlands Bar & Grill and Karen and Ben Barker of Durham's Magnolia Grill. They toasted Brock at this year's Taste of the South weekend at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, where guest chefs included Mike Lata (FIG and The Ordinary), Vivian Howard (Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina) and more Southern all-stars.
When describing Brock's achievements on the Blackberry Farm site they wrote, "He made a name for himself with molecular gastronomy at McCrady's but he's hit the big time with his commitment to reviving bygone grains, vegetables, and livestock breeds at Husk."
On Saturday night, the SFA hosted a concert featuring Patterson Hood and Brad Morgan of Brock's adored alt-country band Drive-By Truckers. The whole affair lead to an event-capping tweet, "Did I really just hang out with @pattersonhood and nature boy ric flair?Thank you @potlikker and @blackberryfrm for the best weekend EVER"
— Ashley Mason
· 6th Annual Taste of the South at Blackberry Farm [Moultrie News]
· Blackberry Farm [Official]
· Sean Brock on Bringing the Past into Modern Southern Cuisine [-EN-]
· @hseanbrock [Twitter]
[Photo: Neighborhood Dining Group]