Food Network stars and owners of popular barbecue joints in Memphis, Nashville, and New York, Pat and Gina Neely have charmed fans across the country with their “down-home, food-and-booty jubilance” (Ebony). Down Home with the Neelys debuted in 2008 with the highest ratings in the five-year history of the In the Kitchen weekend block and continues to be one of Food Network’s most popular shows. The Neely’s have also parlayed their culinary and media savvy into a successful line of kitchen products, and their New York Times bestselling cookbook Down Home with the Neelys brims with “down-home personality” and dishes that are “simple, stylish, and not too fussy” (Publishers Weekly). In their new cookbook, Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours, Pat and Gina return to their roots with recipes framed by family history.
In conversation with Michael Klein, editor/producer of philly.com/food and a Philadelphia Inquirer Table Talk columnist.