The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

by John T. Edge


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143111016
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 144,788
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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. Edge is director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi and a visiting professor in the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. He has edited or written more than a dozen books, including The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. Edge has served as culinary curator for the weekend edition of NPR's All Things Considered, has been a columnist for the New York Times, and now hosts the broadcast television show TrueSouth on SECNetwork/ESPN. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his son, Jess, and his wife, Blair Hobbs.

Table of Contents

Author's Note vii

Foreword (to) John Egerton ix

Potlikker: An Introduction 1

Freedom Struggles (1950s-1970s)

1 Kitchen Tables 15

2 Restaurant Theaters 31

3 Poor Power 49

4 Black Power 69

Rise of the Folk (1970s & 1980s)

5 Landed Hippies 87

6 Faster Food 109

7 Carter Country 129

8 Black Pastorals 147

Gentrification (1980s & 1990s)

9 Kingmaker and Kings 163

10 Generation Grits 183

11 Cooking School 199

New Respect (1990s-2010s)

12 Artisanal Pantry 215

13 Restaurant Renaissance 235

14 Pits and Pitmasters 255

Future Tenses (2010s Forward)

15 Political Reckonings 275

16 Nuevo Sud 293

Shared Palates: An Afterword 307

Thanks 311

Notes 315

Deeper Reading: A Selecting Bibliography 347

Index 353

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