The potlikker papers is a peoples history of the modern south a panoramic mural of the souths culinary heritage illuminating the regions troubled place at the american table and the unsung role of cooks in the quest for social justice o the oprah magazine masterfuledge expertly sieves through decades of cultural influences to explore . The potlikker papers is a social history of food in the american south and how the food the south is known for from fried chicken to hopping john to gumbo to po boys is a result of the afr during slavery the owners would dine on the greens while the liquid in the pot was left for the slaves to consume. Southern history deep fried john t edges the potlikker papers looks at multiculturalism conflict and civil rights in the american south all through the history of the regions food. In his new book the potlikker papers a food history of the modern south edge attempts to pay down what he calls a debt of pleasure to those farmers and cooks who came before me many of whom . The potlikker papers wants you to eat your grits with a side of discomfort john t edges new food history is an unflinching look at 60 years of racism and activism in the south by rose
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