Fatback Collective’s “Rodney in Exile” Tour Kicks Off in Charleston

rodneycookIn order to get cooking back at his home pit in Hemingway, latter-day barbecue hero Rodney Scott is planning to cook in half a dozen Southern cities, starting with Charleston.

Scott’s pit house burned two days before Thanksgiving, and while he’s kept up his normal holiday production schedule with the help of mobile smoking units and temporary pits, he’s planning to properly rebuild the structure.

According to a release announcing the two-week tour, Scott will receive a portion of the funds he needs “to build a new pit room and plan for the future” from the sale of $5 whole hog sandwiches and sides provided by fellow members of the Fatback Collective, a group of entrepreneurs and scholars who champion heritage ingredients and cooking techniques. Continue reading