Chef On the Move > Scott Peacock

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chef Scott Peacock Cooking Buttermilk Fried Chicken in the Kitchen at Watershed Restaurant - Traditional fried chicken dinner was served Tuesday nights at Watershed.

In February, Scott Peacock left his long held post as Executive Chef of Watershed Restaurant in Decatur, GA.  During his decade long tenure, Peacock is credited with elevating the foodie scene of Decatur while also raising awareness to reviving a Southern cooking heritage.  His relationship with mentor and close friend Edna Lewis brought about an oral history of Southern recipes and an influence that has been folded into today's impression of refined traditional Southern fare.  Their cookbook, The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations from Two Great American Cooks, not only highlights a shared passion to define and pass down Southern cooking traditions, but also to recognize the importance of documenting food history in America.

Chef Peacock's current work schedule looks to be busy & chock full - cooking appearances on the Today Show;  a monthly recipe column in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine; and with a continued pursuit of archiving the oral recipe history of Southern food, Peacock is in talks with the Sundance film festival and Alabama Public Television for presenting his interviews and recordings with elders from his native Alabama - for more info check out the post from the AJC The Buzz blog.

Better Homes and Gardens, May 2010.
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