A legend takes a curtain call: Melissa Cookston hangs up her barbecue fork

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 20, 2023 10:09 AM CT | Published: May 20, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Melissa Cookston says goodbye to competition after this year’s Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. “I don’t want to be Brett Favre,” she says.


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Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs is a native Memphian and veteran food writer and journalist who covers all things food, dining and spirits related for The Daily Memphian.


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