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Know the Players: Southern Chefs

A who's who in the kitchens of the South
Southern Chefs to Know
Illustration: Kim Graziano/Tasting Table

You may have noticed that we're more than a little bit obsessed with Southern food. Who could blame us, when there's so much to love—and so many talented chefs?

From traditionalists like Rodney Scott, who still hand-chops the wood that smokes his family's famous whole-hog barbecue, to pot stirrers like Hugh Acheson, who's agitating to establish a national home ec curriculum, the South is full of some pretty delicious characters.

Here's your guide to the chefs who are keeping the flame and changing the game.

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