Pat Martin’s Whole Hog BBQ is Alive and Well in Nashville

In West Tennessee, whole hog barbecue is a dying art, but pitmaster Pat Martin is working to change the story. How We Eat visits Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville this week to learn about the smokey tradition, how it differs from other barbecue methods around the country, and what Martin and his team are doing […]

TRADITIONAL Whole Hog BBQ By Rodney Scott

How To Cook A TRADITIONAL Whole Hog The Scott’s Way Rodney Scott cooked his first whole hog at age 11 and has been pitmaster at Rodney Scott’s BBQ for almost 30 years. He exclusively cooks “whole hog,” which is exactly what it sounds like: the entire pig, slow-smoked for 12 hours, and served on a […]

Why Rodney Scott’s Barbecue Takes Weeks To Make

Rodney Scott cooked his first whole pig at 11 years old, sealing his fate to become a barbecue pit master. Today, he runs the pit his parents — Roosevelt and Ella — opened in a converted garage in 1972: Scott’s BBQ, in Hemingway, South Carolina. Scott’s Bar-B-Que was founded in 1972 by Ella and Roosevelt […]