Sunday, December 7, 2008

The "Bus Driver"

Upon the groups behalf I would like to welcome you to the 'Southern BBQ Boys' Blog. You along with us, will embark on a journey around the Southeast during the month of January. Please tell your friends, family, and everyone in between about our trip and make sure that they stay updated. We will make posts daily, most of the time even uploading videos to YouTube and putting them on the blog for you to view. As you might already know our group contains four members. We will all be posting on this blog at our own discretion about what ever topic we feel is necessary at the time (and of course it will pertain to Barbecue in some way). I would like to begin my posting by giving a little description of myself, and my history with Barbecue:

Hi. I am the "Bus Driver." I am from Cullman, a rural city in North Alabama. My father is a veterinarian. He is originally from Cullman and has spent most of his life there. My mother is from Bristol, Tennessee. She moved to Alabama after she got married. My mom has fond memories of her relatives cooking a pig over a bonfire during special family get-togethers. My dad loves to cook and has always loved Barbecue. The reason that I chose this Interim is because (1) I know it would be fun! (I mean what other time in my life will I get to go eat and learn about Barbecue for almost a month) and (2) I really wanted to know more about something that has so much history and culture in the society that we are all apart of today.

Look forward to posting again soon!!

Bus Driver

5 comments:

Philip and Renie said...

HECK YEAH! This is awesome guys! Liberal arts at its finest. My husband will be following your study with great interest. He has a blog called www.meatmygrill.blogspot.com. So who is your faculty sponsor?

missy said...

Good Luck on your journey! Be sure to photograph the cooks along the way. Check out placement of toothpicks in each restuarant. Have a great time.

matt hopper said...

i know y'all have probably done your homework, but this is a great organization that would definitely be a resource to you guys!

http://www.southernfoodways.com/

and

http://www.southernbbqtrail.com/introduction.shtml


and in particular you should watch these two films:
http://www.southernfoodways.com/documentary/film/whole_hog.html

http://www.southernfoodways.com/documentary/film/mutton.html


art, come to oxford!! ole miss has the center for the study of southern culture, which includes barbecue! you'll have a place to stay!

Adrian said...
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Adrian said...

Sounds like you all are having a blast! I can smell the hickory and spices at the resturants! Lets see some waitress pictures with you all. Great writing! Keep up the good work! Happy Trails!Accounting logo