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Fred W. Sauceman

Fred W. Sauceman is a roaming journalist, broadcaster, filmmaker, author, and professor now living in Johnson City, Tennessee. He is a prolific chronicler of the foodways of Appalachia and the South.

Books by Fred W. Sauceman

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The Proffitts of Ridgewood: An Appalachian Family’s Life in Barbecue
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: P550
ISBN: 9780881466270
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Price:  $20.00
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Fresh hams cook slowly for eight hours over hickory wood as smoke drifts through Bullock’s Hollow in Northeast Tennessee. It’s a smell both ancient and alluring. The technique is as old as cooking itself. Gas and electricity play no part. Wood, fire, and smoke are the elements. Pressures to modernize are constant, but labor-intensive tradition prevails at Ridgewood Barbecue near Bluff City. The restaurant has been located at the same spot since 1948, and it has been owned and operated by the Proffitt family all that time. THE PROFFITTS OF RIDGEWOOD: AN APPALACHIAN FAMILY'S LIFE IN BARBECUE, by Fred W. Sauceman, tells a story of persistence, respect for tradition, and loyalty to the land.