WKU professor writing book on Kentucky BBQ
WKU Associate Professor Wes Berry interviews Calvin Durham, owner of Porky Pig Diner, about the cooking setup at his restaurant. Berry is currently in the process of writing a book about different kinds of Kentucky barbecue. He plans to eat at a large amount of barbecue joints by his deadline.
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 12:30 am | Updated: 8:14 am, Fri Oct 14, 2011.
English professor Wes Berry is traveling across the state of Kentucky eating barbecue with one thought in mind.
He wants to make Kentucky famous for its barbecue.
“My home state has been grossly neglected when it comes to barbecue fame,” Berry said. “I watch these food and travel channel shows where they talk about America’s best barbecue and they focus on North Carolina, Memphis, Texas and Kansas City.”
Berry said the lack of recognition Kentucky is getting on barbecue is a “problem.”
“I’ve had good barbecue in Texas,” he said. “I’ve had good barbecue in North Carolina. There’s some fine stuff in Memphis, but…