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SouthBound: John T. Edge

Jason Thrasher
Winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation, John T. Edge is author of The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South," available now.

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. 

Show Notes:

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Producer: Nick de la Canal

Tommy Tomlinson has hosted the podcast SouthBound for WFAE since 2017. He also does a commentary, On My Mind, which airs every Monday.