Thursday, October 13, 2011

Garden and Gun on Fatback Collective

Wright Thompson, participant-observer

Garden and Gun has an article by Wright Thopmson on the Fatback Collective competing with Mangalitsa pigs at Memphis in May.

Wright was embedded with the barbecue team. He stayed up all night with Sean Brock while the pigs were grilling.

I can remember him scribbling a lot on his notepad. I remember thinking to myself, "there's no way he's going to be able to read those notes later," because what he was writing looked absolutely unintelligible, and he seemed quite drunk.

Fatback Collective wins 3rd.

But reading the article, Wright has incredible recall. Reading his article, I recall it. That's how it happened.

It is great to think that someone can have a great time, be on a winning barbecue team, write about it, get paid and be incredibly likable.


Anonymous said...

"wins third"?... sounds a lot like losing! Ha Ha

Heath said...

Anonymous -- there were 20 teams, a bunch of them excellent. E.g. Myron Mixon's team came in 4th. It was a big deal to come in ahead of them.