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John T. Edge

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John T. Edge, a James Beard Award winner, writes the monthly United Tastes column for The New York Times, and is the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. He is also the author of Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover’s Companion to the South. Edge lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where for a time he was the co-owner and operator of Dunce Dogs, a hot dog stand.

Books

The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels

The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels, 2012

It’s the best of street food: bold, delicious, surprising, over-the-top goodness to eat on the run. And the best part is now you can make it at home. Obsessively researched by food authority John T. Edge, The Truck Food Cookbook delivers 150 recipes from America’s best restaurants on wheels, from L.A. and New York to the truck food scenes in Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, and more. Edge shares the recipes, special tips, and techniques. And what a menu-board: Tamarind-Glazed Fried Chicken Drummettes. Kalbi Beef Sliders. Porchetta. The lily-gilding Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger. A whole chapter’s worth of tacos -- Mexican, Korean, Chinese fusion. Plus sweets, from Sweet Potato Cupcakes to an easy-to-make Cheater Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Hundreds of full-color photographs capture the lively street food gestalt and its hip and funky aesthetic, making this both an insider’s cookbook and a document of the hottest trend in American food.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 7: Foodways

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 7: Foodways , 2007

“The fact that southern food, real southern food, is thriving in an age of homogenization, globalization, and desensitization is due in no small part to the efforts of John T. Edge and the Southern Foodways Alliance. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture is their testament. Anyone even mildly curious about what it is to be southern will find nothing here but the truth. Amen, and pass the okra.”—Alton Brown