John T. Edge

John T. Edge, founding director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi, began contributing to Garden & Gun in its first year of publication. He is the author of, among other books, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.

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Cream of the Crop: Empire State South

Blending a little old with a lot of bold, Empire State South conquers new Southern territory

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New Orleans’ Italian: All in the Famiglia

At Rocky & Carlo’s, Louisiana history comes with a side of smothered macaroni

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A Breed Apart

Despite its L.A. Address, Animal does right by the South

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Steak Done Well

Tampa’s decadent den of meat still delivers

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Durham’s Sweet Spot

Scratch satisfies the itch for baked goods done right

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Southern to the Bone

Chef Sean Brock’s latest venture might just be the ultimate in Dixie dining

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Soul Searching

To find the origins of Lowcounty cuisine, follow the chefs to Bertha’s Kitchen


Ode to Bourbon

Four writers’ sweet reflection on a sour mash