NOMINATED FOR A JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD 2012. Though not as famous as barbecue styles in other parts of the country, Chicago's South Side barbecue culture is distinctive and shaped by the African-American experience in the 20th century— from the great migration from the South to the civil rights movement and racial turmoil of the 1960s. This in-depth tour talks to half a dozen pitmasters, a sauce maker, a pit manufacturer and barbecue historians to show how barbecue was shaped by life in Chicago and in turn served as a vehicle for the aspirations of the black community from the Depression to the present day. Oh yeah, and it tastes pretty good too. For more information about this series, visit skyfullofbacon.com. (31:11)

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