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Celebrity BBQ chef to be featured at Backroads Heritage spring event April 14

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:50 am

A renowned barbecue chef, Troy Black, will share his expertise at Backroads’ annual spring dinner to be held on Tuesday, April 14, at the Winchester City Park-Citizens Pavilion, 1561 Phillip Fulmer Parkway.

“BBQ is recognized as a common thread for southern Middle Tennessee folks,” said Dianne Murray, director of Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage organization. “With a knack for invention and love of barbecue, Chef Black has gained an impressive reputation as an award-winning, competitive barbecue chef and spokesperson.

“His zeal for both barbecue and the industry has taken him on an incredible journey from the Southern Living magazine editorial staff to full-time competitive barbecue chef to a nationally known food personality.”

Black has authored several books covering a range of low and slow barbecue, grilling, sides, cocktails and desserts. Murray said his latest book “All Fired Up,” has gained national press as being one of the top grilling and barbecue books of the year. He will be signing the book before and after the dinner.

He has been featured on The Food Network, The Travel Channel, the CBS Early Show, and numerous other national television and radio shows. Black lives in Memphis, one of America’s best known places for BBQ.

A silent auction is to begin at 6 p.m. with dinner being served around 6:45 p.m. The evening’s fare is being catered by Angie’s Catering of Fayetteville, and the menu will be inspired by Chef Black, said Murray.

Reservations for the dinner are required, and the cost is $25 per person. The event is open to the public. Call (615) 613-5627 for reservation information.

The Backroads Heritage association is a tourism group that promotes travel to Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties and the Monteagle Mountain area and various members from neighboring communities.