The Potlikker Papers

The Potlikker Papers

A Food History of the Modern South

Book - 2017
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"A people's history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decades"
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2017
Copyright Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781594206559
Characteristics: x, 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Dec 26, 2017

Great read - if you are fascinated by how food provides insights into the civil rights movement over the decades, this book is for you. For example, everyone knows Julia Child, championed by Judith Jones, but I had never heard of Judith Jone's other legendary chef author, Edna Lewis, writer of the best-selling cookbook "The Taste of Southern Cooking". Great that these iconic chefs are now getting the recognition they deserve -

Nov 10, 2017

Food writer Edge looks at southern food and culture since the Civil Rights era. As author Jack Hitt writes in one of the cover comments, ‘Edge's book means to be about food, but quickly veers into a close examination of the Deep South, before revealing itself as the smartest history of race in America in a generation.’ When I read that comment after completing the book, I thought those were my exact sentiments. Highly recommended.


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