Word of the Day: Lardcore- Modern Southern Food with Hard-Core Attitude
Definition: A movement in Southern cooking, melding high ideals, virtuoso technique, and hard-core attitude. [Time]
Origin: The term was devised by Time writer Josh Ozersky in an October 2010 article to describe a modern movement among young Southern chefs.
See also: John Besh, Sean Brock
Usage: “Did you hear about that chef who spent two years trekking through fields in South Carolina to find the perfect strain of heirloom corn for his grits? Dude, that’s so lardcore.”
Link to Ozersky’s article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/27/lardcore-southern-food-cuisine_n_774651.html