Meet the Legendary Couple Behind Mississippi’s Best BBQ Ribs

Cook, author, and musician, Matt R. Moore, wears a lot of hats. Most recently, he’s been leaning into his role of “adventurer”: For his newest cookbook, Serial Griller: Grillmaster Secrets for Flame-Cooked Perfection, Matt traveled across the U.S. to t…

Cook, author, and musician, Matt R. Moore, wears a lot of hats. Most recently, he's been leaning into his role of "adventurer": For his newest cookbook, Serial Griller: Grillmaster Secrets for Flame-Cooked Perfection, Matt traveled across the U.S. to talk to chefs and grilling experts all over—who shared their delicious signature recipes and riveting stories. Below, an excerpt from the book telling one such story: that of Hoover's Grocery & Laundry, helmed by owners Sylvester and Mary, and their legendary three-down ribs.


The Delta. There is, perhaps, no place in our country more misunderstood, mythic, and luring. Built primarily on the wrong side of history, most Americans have either shunned the area entirely or, most likely, forgotten its existence altogether. It is isolated. It is complicated. But it is beautiful.

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The 12 Best Restaurants in Charleston to Add to Your Eating Itinerary

Before visiting any new city, town, or hamlet, I have to research it online to find the best possible places to eat and drink. My attitude is that if I’m only going to have a few meals in a place, they better be the absolute best meals around…

Before visiting any new city, town, or hamlet, I have to research it online to find the best possible places to eat and drink. My attitude is that if I'm only going to have a few meals in a place, they better be the absolute best meals around. It is an obsession that often annoys those traveling with me, but once we're presented with a plate of [insert local specialty here], the complaints magically stop.

Therefore, I want to present you with the cream of the crop. Fortunately (and unfortunately), if you're looking for an incredible meal or a picturesque stroll, Charleston has almost too many choices. Not only is it enchantingly beautiful (Travel + Leisure named it the most romantic city in America), but it's also one of the most vibrant, creative, and welcoming places I've ever experienced.

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Cowgirl Baked Beans

New fave bean recipe right here. This recipe for my Cowgirl Baked Beans was inspired by my love of traditional baked beans. Soft and sweet, but usually pretty watery and even a little too sweet at times. Well I played in the kitchen a bit and came out …

New fave bean recipe right here. This recipe for my Cowgirl Baked Beans was inspired by my love of traditional baked beans. Soft and sweet, but usually pretty watery and even a little too sweet at times. Well I played in the kitchen a bit and came out with this recipe. Hearty beans, spices, tons of texture and a nice dose of sweet too. If you love baked beans, but are looking for a recipe with a bit more oomph and soul, spice and body, give this recipe a try...Read more »

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