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Last week's guest on SouthBound, John T. Edge, went to the University of Georgia in the early '80s. So did I. Here's some music that was floating around Athens back then -- from local bands and from around the South.

Jason Thrasher

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. 

What lessons can we learn about the South’s history through traditional Southern dishes? That’s a question that John T. Edge has set out to examine in his new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.

Edge is a food writer and historian who heads the Southern Foodways Alliance. He’s the guest on the newest episode of WFAE’s new podcast, Southbound.