Published on January 27th, 2014 | by TLV News0
Cook of the House: Rodney Scott (Pitmaster at Scott’s Barbecue in Hemingway, South Carolina)
How did you get into cooking? I grew up in the business and took over from my father officially in 2011, but I’ve been working the pits since I could walk.
What’s the best thing about your job? I get to travel, cook, and meet people from across the world.
What kitchen tool/utensil could you not live without? I’m not really in the kitchen, but tongs, I hold everything with tongs.
What is your favorite flavor combo? Sweet and spicy
Name three items in your fridge: Cranberry juice, cheese of some kind, Kool-Aid—I am a single man after all
Where do you get your best recipe ideas? The recipes I use at Scott’s have been passed down from generations before me, inspiring.
What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten? Usually the last meal I had is the best one I’ve ever eaten—with few exceptions—and in this case, it was at Gunshow in Atlanta
What is the weirdest meal you’ve ever eaten? Octopus at City House in Nashville; it was weird, but I loved it.
Favorite midnight snack: Dark chocolate with almonds—usually Dove
Favorite cooking music: R&B, old school, Hip-Hop
Who would you most like to cook for and what would you prepare? Everybody, and my barbecue. Because barbecue is for everyone. I’d love to cook for anyone and everyone that I meet and encounter so that they can taste the food that I was lucky to grow up with.
Favorite restaurant in the world: My mama’s kitchen
Fried catfish…eat the tail or no? No, never had it.