Southern Foodways Alliance director John T. Edge was on Nightline's Platelist over the weekend talking about how smoked meat can solve the world's problems, or at least racism in the American South. He visits two South Carolina barbecue restaurants (Bertha's and Scott's BBQ) in order to illustrate their diverse clienteles coming together thanks to a common cuisine. Says Edge, "We have this burden of the past upon us. We'll deal with that history. But we're looking for opportunities, we're looking for places to deal with that history. And I think one great place to deal with that, to sit across from our fellow man, is a barbecue restaurant...I think there's hope in barbecue."
Nightline: John T. Edge