WRIGHT THOMPSON is The New York Times bestselling author of The Cost of These Dreams and a senior writer for ESPN. His writing covers a wide range of topics from sports to history, to his latest book about bourbon and the history of the Van Winkle family. The New York Times Book Review praises Pappyland as “…a soulful journey that blends together biography, autobiography, philosophy, Kentucky history, the story of bourbon’s origins and an insider’s look at how the Van Winkle whiskey is made and marketed.” He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family.
ANDREW ZIMMERN is an Emmy and four-time James Beard Award winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate. In February 2020, Andrew returned to television with What’s Eating America, which premiered on MSNBC, and in 2021, he will premiere Family Dinner on Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network. Both shows were created by Intuitive Content, the full-service television and digital production company that Andrew heads as both founder and CEO. As the creator, Executive Producer and Host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy Award winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. Andrew is also the founder and CEO of Passport Hospitality, a restaurant and food service development company. He is passionate about his philanthropic endeavors and sits on the board of directors of Services for the UnderServed, Project Explorer/EXPLR, and Soigne Hospitality. He serves on City Harvest’s Food Council and is the International Rescue Committee’s Voice for Nutrition. Andrew is a founding member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, fighting to save restaurants affected by Covid-19.
- Pappyland, by Wright Thompson
- Diego Maradona
- The Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon
- Cornbread Mafia, The Outlaws of Central Kentucky by Joe Keith Bickett
- Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve
- Julian Van Winkle
- Stitzel-Weller Distillery
- AZ and the Lost City of Ophir by Andrew Zimmern
Original air date: 12/18/2020
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