❤ The Potlikker Papers pdf ⚣ Author John T. Edge – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The one food book you must read this year Southern Living One of Christopher Kimball's Six Favorite Books About FoodA people's history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity an The one food book you must read this year Southern Living One of Christopher Kimball's Six Favorite books About FoodA The Potlikker PDF or people's history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decadesLike great provincial dishes around the world potlikker is a salvage food During the antebellum era slave owners ate the greens from the pot and set aside the leftover potlikker broth for the enslaved unaware that the broth not the greens was nutrient rich After slavery potlikker sustained the working poor both black and white In the South of today potlikker has taken on new meanings as chefs have reclaimed it Potlikker is a uintessential Southern dish and The Potlikker Papers is a people's history of the modern South told through its food Beginning with the pivotal role cooks and waiters played in the civil rights movement noted authority John T Edge narrates the South's fitful journey from a hive of racism to a hotbed of American immigration He shows why working class Southern food has become a vital driver of contemporary American cuisineFood access was a battleground issue during the s and s Ownership of culinary traditions has remained a central contention on the long march toward euality The Potlikker Papers tracks pivotal moments in Southern history from the back to the land movement of the s to the rise of fast and convenience foods modeled on rural staples Edge narrates the gentrification that gained traction in the restaurants of the s and the artisanal renaissance that began to reconnect farmers and cooks in the s He reports as a newer South came into focus in the s and s enriched by the arrival of immigrants from Mexico to Vietnam and many points in between Along the way Edge profiles extraordinary figures in Southern food including Fannie Lou Hamer Colonel Sanders Mahalia Jackson Edna Lewis Paul Prudhomme Craig Claiborne and Sean BrockOver the last three generations wrenching changes have transformed the South The Potlikker Papers tells the story of that dynamism and reveals how Southern food has become a shared culinary language for the nation.
- 384 pages
- The Potlikker Papers
- John T. Edge
- 20 September 2016 John T. Edge