On this episode of SouthBound we talk to John T. Edge, who has thought more, and more deeply, about Southern food than maybe anyone else in the world.
He has been director of the Southern Foodways Alliance since its beginning, and has led the movement to understand who we are in the South through what we eat. He’s also the author of a book that came out this year called "The Potlikker Papers," which traces the history of the modern South through the cooks, chefs and celebrities who shaped the way we see our culture. John T. spoke to us from the Southern Foodways Alliance office in Oxford, Mississippi.
- A short video about John T. Edge’s childhood and family
- A New York Times profile from back in the spring
- An archive of his work for the Oxford American magazine.
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Producer: Nick de la Canal