Georgia Writers Museu

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Meet John T. Edge

The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South
A Virtual Book Talk
Saturday, August 1 at 2:00 PM

 John T. Edge writes about the American South. His book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, was named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Publisher‘s Weekly, and a host of other. Now in paperback, the book was  selected by Nashville as a citywide read for 2018 


He is also host of the television show TrueSouth, which airs on the SEC Network and ESPN. Edge is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun and a columnist for the Oxford American. For three years he wrote the monthly “United Taste” column for the New York Times.


His magazine and newspaper work has been featured in eleven editions of the Best Food Writing compilation. He has won three James Beard Foundation awards. In 2012, he won Beard’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.


There is no charge for this event, however, on the registration page, we offer an option to make a $15 donation to help us recover funding from events and classes that were cancelled earlier this year.  We sincerely appreciate your support!


Mr. Edge is donating his time for this virtual event in support of the museum, and because the event is virtual there are no book sales,  so we encourage you to visit his homepage to find several sources to purchase this highly regarded book.




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