The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

by John T. Edge

Hardcover, 2017


Call number

Culinary Literature -- EDG

Call number

Culinary Literature -- EDG


Penguin Press (2017), 384 pages


A people's history of Southern food that reveals how the region came to be at the forefront of American culinary culture and how issues of race have shaped Southern cuisine over the last six decades. THE POTLIKKER PAPERS 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 American immigration. He traces how the food of the poorest Southerners has become the signature trend of modern American haute cuisine.


Physical description

384 p.; 6.56 inches

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