05.25.17

Save the Date: John T. Edge Book Talk and Benefit at Splinter Creek

Sonia Thompson

John T. Edge speaks at Splinter Creek June 15 (photographed by Jason Thrasher)

Save the date for Thursday, June 15, for a book party celebrating John T. Edge. Come out to Splinter Creek for fun, food, drinks and a discussion of Edge's new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.

John T. Edge is an award-winning food writer and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This event celebrates the The Potlikker Papers and concludes Edge's multi-city book tour.

The Potlikker Papers is a people’s history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decades. The Bitter Southerner writes: “This is not just a history of Southern food; it also stands as a singularly important history of the South itself.”

Donations to the Oxford School District Summer Meal Program are encouraged. The Summer Meal Program provides all area children a chance to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch when the regular school year ends. Suggested donation $25.

Square Books will have The Potlikker Papers for sale on location (cash only).

Come to Splinter Creek at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. Splinter Creek, 484 County Road 343, Taylor, MS 38673.

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