Scott Peacock has cooked his last supper at Watershed.
The famed local chef has parted ways with the Decatur restaurant partly owned by the Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers to concentrate on a documentary project.
Peacock and Buzz first talked about his project last fall and he said in an interview this afternoon that he decided the film was “the best use of my time and energy.”
The James Beard award winner served diners at Watershed this afternoon and left without much fanfare.
“I care about the people tremendously,” he said. “I’m a big supporter.”
But his project, where he crisscrosses his native Alabama talking to its most senior residents about their stories and memories revolving around food, seems pressing. One interview subject passed away before he could record her on film, making Peacock realize what a “narrow window of time” he had to complete the work.
He’s been in talks with Alabama Public Television and the Sundance film festival and has shown