Food writer and master home cook Nicole Taylor lays out a spread of ribs, red drinks, and potato salad in the first cookbook devoted entirely to a Juneteenth celebration. Tyler Boudreaux encountered a cherry variety with a name that sent her down a rabbit hole to discover the history and roots of the Black Republican. Kevin Bludso describes some tough love from his grandmother and catering on rap videos in Compton in his new cookbook. When Dr. Howard Conyers isn’t designing rocket ships for NASA, he mans the barbecue pit. Wafts of smoke from Texas barbecue fill the air at Heritage Barbecue, directly across the street from the San Juan Capistrano mission.
Juneteenth, red drinks, barbecue, cherries
From this Episode:
Celebrate Juneteenth and honor ancestors with red drinks
Food writer Nicole Taylor’s cookbook “Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations” is named after her favorite childhood fruit, and the birds...
What's in a name? The abolitionist history of the Black Republican cherry
From the Underground Railroad to the Oregon Trail, KCRW’s Tyler Boudreaux traces the history of the Black Republican cherry variety.
BBQ king Kevin Bludso: 'The key is consistent temperature'
Kevin Bludso regales stories of his beginnings in Compton to summers barbecuing with his Texas grandmother in his new cookbook.
It's rocket science: Why engineer Dr. Howard Conyers designs barbecue pits
Dr. Howard Conyers grew up at the heels of his father making barbecue before earning a doctorate in mechanical engineering. He’s now designing barbecue pits and raising...