“English professor Wes Berry is traveling across the state of Kentucky eating barbecue with one thought in mind. He wants to make Kentucky famous for its barbecue.” From WKU professor writing book on Kentucky BBQ by Shane Wood in the WKU Herald.
The Kentucky Barbecue Book is a feast for readers who are eager to sample the finest fare in the state. From the banks of the Mississippi to the hidden hollows of the Appalachian Mountains, author and barbecue enthusiast Wes Berry hit the trail in search of the best smoke, the best flavor, and the best pitmasters he could find. This handy guide presents the most succulent menus and colorful personalities in Kentucky.
Unscripted and on the fly, Wes and a young camera crew feature the glories of the Mid-South–farmers, markets, distilleries, tourist attractions, and foods–on WBKO, the TV station in Bowling Green, KY. In 2012-13, the crew visited over 30 places in Kentucky and Tennessee while filming segments of The Local Traveler. Watch full length videos of these segments right here on Wes Berry Living.
Wes Berry is an English professor at Western Kentucky University who is moving away from big corporations for his food. But instead of just buying his food from local farmers, Berry has decided to become a farmer himself, albeit on a small scale. Within the last two years, he’s started raising his own hens for eggs and a steer for meat.