I’m a rocket scientist and BBQ pit master who’s hosting PBS’s newest food show “Nourish”. AMA!
My name is Howard Conyers. I am a South Carolina Whole Hog BBQ Pitmaster, rocket scientist, motivational speaker and cultural event curator/lecturer. I am also the host of PBS Digital’s newest food show, “Nourish.” I have had a lifelong obsession to understand the American South through food, culture, and science. Ask me anything about my two passions - rocket science and good Southern cooking!
A little more about me: I received my BS in Bioenvironmental Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, as well as my Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University with a specialty in Aeroelasticity. I work as a Mechanical Engineer in rocket engine propulsion testing.
After becoming a well-known Hog BBQ Pitmaster, I appeared on the Cooking Channel’s “Man Fire Food” and was featured in several media outlets like Southern Living. And aside from rocket science and hog roasting, giving back to the community is a large part of my career. Ask me anything about that, too! Thank you for stopping by my AMA, Until Next Time, please watch and subscribe to Nourish at www.youtube.com/PBSNourish !
I'll get started at 2 p.m. (CST)