Robert Moss
Robert Moss

Robert F. Moss

Robert F. Moss writes about food, drink, and travel. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, he is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living and a frequent contributor to many other food and culture publications.

Robert's most recent book is The Lost Southern Chefs: A History of Commercial Dining in the Nineteenth-Century South, which was published by the University of Georgia Press on February 15, 2022. The revised and expanded second edition of his Barbecue: The History of an American Institution, the authoritative history of barbecue in the United States, was published in October 2020. He is also the author of Southern Spirits: Four Hundred Years of Drinking in the American South, With Recipes (2016); Going Lardcore: Adventures in New Southern Dining (2012), a collection of essays about dining in the modern South; and, The Barbecue Lover's Carolinas (2015), a guide to barbecue restaurants, recipes, and traditions in North and South Carolina. His next book, .

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Robert attended Furman University and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina.
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