Chris Chamberlain is a food, drink and travel writer based out of Nashville, where he has lived his entire life except for four years in California where he studied liberal arts at Stanford University and learned how to manipulate chopsticks. He is a regular contributor to the Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles, Thrillist, Style Blueprint, SoundsLikeNashville.com, AFAR.com, The Local Palate, Bourbon Review, SoundsLikeNashville.com, Edible, Craft Beer Tennessee, and Conde Nast Traveler.
His travel guide and cookbook, The Southern Foodie: 100 Places to Eat before You Die and The Recipes That Made Them Famous was released in 2012 by Thomas Nelson Publishing, and the sequel, The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig was released in early fall of 2014. Another book on the history of beer and breweries in Middle Tennessee for History Press out of Charleston came out in October of 2014.
Chamberlain has appeared on television as an expert on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Eat Street, Unique Eats and Best in Chow. He likes beer, bourbon and bacon but isn’t fanatical about any of them.
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