02/08/16  •  Nashville

Nashvillian by blood, not by birth

For Tennessean food columnist Jim Myers, Nashville has always been in his blood. A place settled by his ancestors. But it wasn't until he ran away from home and his family that he came to realize the true significance of the city in his life.

From the event: FOR THE LOVE OF NASHVILLE: Why we adore our city

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Jim Myers

An award-winning food journalist, Jim Myers has written for "Bon App├ętit" and "Garden and Gun," and his work has been included in "Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing." A former features writer and restaurant critic for The Tennessean, Jim returned to media company as a food columnist in 2015 after helping launch the Fatback Pig Project in north Alabama where he worked to develop humane protocols for hog farmers. He believes in the power of cornbread, the glory of pawpaw liqueur, and the salvation of sharing a meal with strangers.

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