Smoke and Fire

Lazarus heads to Decatur, Alabama, for a fifth-generation family barbecue.

About the Host

Lazarus Lynch

Lazarus Lynch is the host of Food Network’s digital original series, Comfort Nation, and the face behind the popular brand, Son of a Southern Chef. New York City born and raised, Lazarus stepped into the kitchen at an early age under the tutelage of his late father, Johnny Ray Lynch, a chef from Bessemer, Alabama. Together, they created a special bond in the kitchen that would soon launch into a successful media enterprise. Lazarus has been featured on many national television shows for his expertise in millennial cooking and modernized soul food cuisine. He holds a B.A. degree in Individualized Studies from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. He is working on his first cookbook and lives in New York City.

 Comfort Nation in New York City

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Jerk Chicken

Lazarus learns the secret to grilling the best jerk chicken.

About the Show

Food blogger and chef Lazarus Lynch takes viewers on a food journey to explore the roots and heritage of well-known and well-loved cuisines. Starting from his first job at his family’s restaurant, Laz has seen comfort food as the great connector to people of all backgrounds and cultures. With help from a few chefs, fishermen, farmers and food personalities, he learns about beloved comfort dishes from the South and around the world.

Recipes from the Show

Tacos al Pastor

Miss Lily's Jerk Chicken

Lagman Soup

Hanjan Brisket and Kimchi Fried Rice

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