Hoppin' John In The Media

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Pork & Sons
John helped edit and translate the American edition of Stéphane Reynaud's Cochon & Fils ("Pork & Sons"), which won the 2005-2006 Grand Prix de la Gastronomie Française. Chef Reynaud's restaurant, Villa 9 Trois in Montreuil, near Paris, serves only pork. The American edition is published by Phaidon Press.
Charleston Food + Wine Festival
John was awarded the first Lowcountry Culinary Legend Award at the Charleston Food & Wine Festival on March 2, 2007. The award recognizes his contribution as an individual to lowcountry cooking.
Washington Post
The Washington Post (September 2006) ranks Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking as one of eight cookbooks about specific places that are "the best of the best," a "masterpiece...providing a deep and true picture of local foodways."
March 2006 Gourmet
Describing John's delicious grits and cornmeal (either of which can be used as polenta), the March 2006 Gourmet proclaimed, "Artisanal food supplier and cookbook author John Martin Taylor...fueled the back-to-the-stone-ground-grits movement."
In the Wednesday, March 15, 2006 edition of The New York Times, R. W. Apple's lengthy article quotes John as "the Lowcountry food maven," citing his description of local "meaty, juicy, salty" oysters from Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking, "garnished only by the glint of the January sun."
2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
John was both a presenter and a cooking instructor at the 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, where he now makes his home. The festival attracted more than a million visitors this year, and, for the first time, the festival included Food Culture as a theme.
Carolina Gold Rice
John wrote the foreword for Dick Schulze's Carolina Gold Rice: The Ebb and Flow History of a Lowcountry Cash Crop. Publisher's Notes: Richard Schulze draws upon both historical research and his own personal experience cultivating this famous crop to provide the intriguing inside story of an agricultural powerhouse that once gave rise to some of the largest fortunes in America. An expert on Carolina Gold Rice, Schulze reintroduced the crop to South Carolina after nearly a century's absence. 128 pp. ISBN 1-59629- 094-3 $19.99 available at www.historypress.net. Published October 2005.
Washington Spaces
The July-August 2005 issue of Washington Spaces includes a photo of and quotes from John's cooking class that he taught at the Embassy Row home of DC designer Darryl Carter as a fundraiser for the National Symphony Orhestra.
Southern Distinction
The August 2005 issue of Southern Distinction magazine has a feature article on John by Dana Downs, whose music is featured on this website. It includes John's recipe for Blue Cheese Straws.
The Carolina Gold Rice Symposium, held in Charleston August 18-21, 2005, featured a filmed interview of culinary historian Karen Hess by John. DVD copies of the half-hour interview can be purchased from www.CarolinaGoldRiceFoundation.org.
Southern Living, Mid-April 2005
The Mid-April 2005 Southern Living is their Favorites issue. "Tastes of the South" features John as an authority on Lowcountry cooking and shows him throwing a cast net.
Oxford American
The newly revived Oxford American magazine features an article by John on Carolina Gold Rice.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America includes John's esssay on the South.
The October 2004 Gourmet magazine lauds John's stone-ground grits, promising "One forkful, and you will see the light."
John and Al Roker at Middleburg
Down Home Dining with Al Roker: Al Roker and John filmed at Middleburg Plantation near Charleston for his special on African-American foodways that first aired on the Food Network during Black History Month (February) in 2004. Go to www.foodtv.com and search for Episode ARSP12 for future showings.
Saveur November 2003
The November 2003 Saveur magazine featured John's stone-ground grits and referred to him as the "alpha grits grinder whose goods lit the fire behind this new movement."
Copia January 2003
John has served as an Artist in Residence at Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & The Arts in Napa, and was one of the contributors in Issue 1, Volume 6, which focused on culinary rituals and taboos. His topic? "The Mayonnaise Belt." See www.copia.org for more information.
Filming Food Nation
The August 2003 Country Home magazine featured John admitting his defeat at tomato gardening. See "Country Thoughts," page 20.
Filming Food Nation
John appeared on Bobby Flay's Food Nation on the Food Network, making Frogmore Stew for a backyard party. He also played backup for Charleston singer/songwriter Dana Downs, whose CD Subterfuge is now available from her page on this site. The show first aired in January. Repeat broadcast times can be found at www.foodtv.com. Look for episode BF1C23.
The January 2003 Gourmet included John's Food Lover's Guide to Charleston: where to eat, where to shop, and where to buy the best breads, cakes, seafood, and traditional lowcountry ingredients. Also included was John's recipe for Deviled Crab.
Charleston Magazine
The Nov/Dec 2002 Charleston Magazine was their food and wine issue, and it featured a profile of John and included our She-Crab Soup in its roundup of local mail-order products.
November 2002 Country Home
Country Home The November 2002 Country Home included a 24-page guide to casual entertaining, with tips from a panel of nine experts, including John.
October 2002 Gourmet
Gourmet John wrote about shrimp for the October 2002 issue of Gourmet.
The Art of Eating
Ed Behr's lively and erudite quarterly, The Art of Eating, declared John's grits "the best"!
InStyle Magazine
InStyle Our She-Crab Soup was featured as one of the country's "National Treasures" in the July 2002 InStyle magazine.
Coastal Living Magazine
COASTAL LIVING The March/April 2002 COASTAL LIVING magazine featured John's She-Crab Soup as "Lowcountry in a Can."
Gastronomica Magazine
GASTRONOMICA The Fall 2001 issue of GASTRONOMICA included an essay on Boiled Peanuts by John.
Weight Watchers Magazine
Weight Watchers The September/October 2001 issue of -- get this! -- WEIGHT WATCHERS had an article on John's healthy deep frying!
InStyle Magazine
InStyle Charleston was the InStyle Traveler's May 2001 Destination, and our She-Crab Soup was her first pick of must-buys.
The New York Times Magazine
The New York Times Magazine John was featured for the second time in the March 4, 2001, New York Times Magazine. Playwright Jonathan Reynolds explored The Fearless Frying Cookbook with humor and a sampling of recipes.
The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook
The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook Fans of Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah may want to check out the Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, www.randomhouse.com). John styled the photographs for the book.
Home Matters
Home Matters (Discovery Channel) John has been featured on two episodes of this popular how-to program in the past year.
Online With Oprah - www.oprah.com
Online With Oprah (www.oprah.com) John was the featured chef of the month for June 2000 on Oprah's website, with recipes from Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking. Go to www.oprah.com, click on "Food," then "Art's Recipe Box" and look in the section "June 2000" to see five of John's Recipes featured.
Food Finds' Host Sandra Pinckney
The Food Network's Food Finds The making of Hoppin' John's She-Crab Soup featured an interview with John on The Food Network's Food Finds (Episode FI1BO2: Low Country). Check out their website for the next rerun at www.foodtv.com.
Fine Cooking Magazine
Fine Cooking Magazine
Thanksgiving Issue 2000 (on sale mid-September), "Southern Sides"
July 2000, "Tips"
May 2000, "How to Bake a Ham So It's Tender and Juicy"
Country Home Magazine
Country Home Magazine
October 2000, "Country Thoughts" Column, "Honing Skills"
June 2000, "Country Thoughts" Column