Cooks

Published on January 27th, 2014 | by TLV News

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Cook of the House: Rodney Scott (Pitmaster at Scott’s Barbecue in Hemingway, South Carolina)

Column Header Cook Of The HouseWhere are you from originally?  Born in Philly, but when I was a year old, we moved out to Hemingway, SC

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWho is your favorite cook/chef?  I can’t choose just one, but my Fatback Collective teammates collectively make my favorite cook/chef.

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.

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