[OFFSITE: Fullsteam Brewery] John T. Edge, "The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South"
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, we have moved this event to FULLSTEAM BREWERY!
Please note location: Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC 27701
James Beard award-winning author John T. Edge comes to Fullsteam Brewery for a reading and signing of his new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.
The Lantern’s Andrea Reusing will introduce the author. Books will be available for sale at the event.
The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South tells the story of food and politics in the South over the last half century. Beginning with the pivotal role of cooks in the Civil Rights movement, noted authority John T. Edge narrates the South's journey from racist backwater to a hotbed of American immigration. In so doing, he traces how the food of the poorest Southerners has become the signature trend of modern American haute cuisine. This is a people's history of the modern South told through the lens of food.
John T. Edge has served as director since the 1999 founding of the Southern Foodways Alliance. He holds an M.A. in Southern Studies from University of Mississippi and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. A columnist for Garden & Gun and Oxford American, Edge is a winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation. He teaches in the low-residency Narrative Nonfiction MFA program at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism and serves as an editor in residence at Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee, TN.
Andrea Reusing was named one of "15 Green Chefs" on Grist's international list, has written for Saveur, Domino, Fine Cooking, Gourmet.com and the News and Observer. She serves on the boards of the Center of Environmental Farming Systems and Chefs Collaborative. Reusing is the 2011 winner of the James Beard award for Best Chef: Southeast and the author of Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes (Clarkson Potter, 2011).