Avid Bookshop and Heirloom Cafe & Fresh Market present John T Edge in celebration of his book The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. This event is on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Prince Ave. bookshop from 3pm to 4pm. There is no admission charge.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is a people's history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decades.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John T. Edge is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun and a columnist for the Oxford American. In 2012, he won the James Beard Foundation's M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. He is director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. Edge has written or edited more than a dozen books. He has served as culinary curator for the weekend edition of NPR's All Things Considered, and he has been a regular columnist at the New York Times. Edge lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his son, Jess, and his wife, Blair Hobbs.
"The one food book you must read this year...No matter the subject, there is always something to learn from Edge's work... The Potlikker Papers is a reminder of where we've been, how far we've come, and how far we still have to go." --Southern Living
"If I know anything about Southern cuisine it's because of John T. Edge. Somehow he's weaved together a story of how Southern food shaped, not only what was on the table, but American history. " -- David Chang, CEO/Founder, Momofuku
"Edge's book means to be about food, but quickly veers into a close examination of the Deep South, before revealing itself as the smartest history of race in America in a generation." --Jack Hitt