May 31, 2008

Franklin Food And Spirits Festival

We're at the Franklin Food And Spirits Festival in Franklin, TN, and things got off to a good start Friday night with a dinner featuring various chefs around the south. Most notable were Sean Brock's beer-dusted pork rinds (made with powdered Budweiser!) and John Fleer's pig tails and pig ear spoonbread. We also witnessed a technique for breaking down whole pigs that was new to us - just use a chainsaw. Saturday featured food from some of Nashville's finest - including Bolton's Hot Chicken (on a stick!) - not quite as hot as Prince's, but still not the best thing to eat outside in 90-degree sun.