Jim Auchmutey - SFA Founder
I would say that Southern food is taking its rightful place as a great world cuisine, one of the foremost expressions of the South along with our literature and music.

Jim Auchmutey

Jim Auchmutey

Jim Auchmutey grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur. A fifth generation Georgian, Auchmutey is the steward of his family Brunswick stew recipe, which dates to the 1880s. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Georgia State University, Auchmutey began working at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

He remained at the AJC for twenty-nine years, working as a feature and projects writer until retirement in 2009. His books include True South and The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce Cookbook. Auchmutey lives and writes in Atlanta.

Date of interview: January 18, 2005Interviewer: Angie Mosier, SFA Member