Author Profile

Robert F. Moss

Robert F. Moss is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living magazine, Restaurant Critic for the Post & Courier, and the author of numerous books on Southern food and drink, including The Lost Southern Chefs, Barbecue: The History of an American Institution, Southern Spirits: 400 Years of Drinking in the American South, and Barbecue Lovers: The Carolinas. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Stories by Robert F. Moss

Essential 'Cue for the Local Palate

Tips & Recommendations

Fourth of July BBQs: A Brief History

A tradition that dates back to the first Independence Day celebrations

Pimento Cheese

Robert Moss's Go-To Recipe for a Favorite BBQ Treat

A Charleston Barbecue Tour

Plan a visit to Charleston, SC, where the BBQ scene is booming

Leroy & Lewis Arrives in Austin

A New BBQ Truck with Novel Fare and a Distinguished Pedigree

Another Beard Award for Barbecue Cooks?

Elliott Moss of Buxton Hall is a Semi-Finalist for Best Chef Southeast

A Peek Inside the Pit Room at Swig 'n Swine

Whole hog fundamentals (and maybe a lesson for Bravo's Top Chef?)

Eggs Make It Breakfast, BBQ Edition

Go ahead—put an egg on it!

Is America on the Verge of a Whole Hog Revival?

Once on the brink of extinction, traditional whole hog barbecue is now poised for a remarkable comeback.

How to Find True 'Cue Certified BBQ Joints

Cooking over Wood the Old Fashioned Way

Bravo's Top Chef Tackles Barbecue

A Side Show in the Lowcountry

2016: The BBQ Year in Review

2016 brought pastrami, whole hog, a Charleston boom, and international acclaim

A Whole Hog Barbecue Tour

Mapping out the joints that still cook whole hogs on wood-fired pits, the old fashioned way.

Swig & Swine Goes Whole Hog

A new all-wood whole hog joint has opened in Summerville, SC

The Top 10 Georgia BBQ Joints

Seeking out the best BBQ the Peach State has to offer

Franklin BBQ Makes the Eater 38 (Again)

More Laurels for Aaron Franklin

Does Atlanta Really Have The Most BBQ Joints Per Capita?

The BBQ Numbers Game

What in the Heck is Chicken Mull?

The story of an obscure but tasty Georgia barbecue stew

An Introduction to Georgia Barbecue

It doesn't get a lot of attention these days, but Georgia has a long, proud barbecue tradition and a distinctive style, too

Hogs for the Cause Announces Housing Initiative at Children's Hospital of New Orleans

The House That Hogs Built

Charleston's Home Team BBQ Is Opening 4th Location . . . In Aspen, Colorado

Rocky Mountain BBQ High

The Top 10 South Carolina BBQ Joints

From the mountains to the beaches, here's the best barbecue the Palmetto State has to offer.

Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce, South Carolina-Style

In the Palmetto State the barbecue sauce is bright yellow thanks to its solid mustard foundation

Swig & Swine Brings Whole Hog to Summerville

Add another South Carolina whole hog joint to the mix