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The Resource The potlikker papers : a food history of the modern South, John T. Edge

The potlikker papers : a food history of the modern South, John T. Edge

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The potlikker papers : a food history of the modern South
Title
The potlikker papers
Title remainder
a food history of the modern South
Statement of responsibility
John T. Edge
Title variation
  • Pot likker papers
  • Pot liquor papers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A people's history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decades"--Amazon.com
  • "Like 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 quintessential 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 cuisine. Food access was a battleground issue during the 1950s and 1960s. Ownership of culinary traditions has remained a central contention on the long march toward equality. The Potlikker Papers tracks pivotal moments in Southern history, from the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s to the rise of fast and convenience foods modeled on rural staples. Edge narrates the gentrification that gained traction in the restaurants of the 1980s and the artisanal renaissance that began to reconnect farmers and cooks in the 1990s. He reports as a newer South came into focus in the 2000s and 2010s, 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 Brock. Over 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."--Jacket
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563732
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
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Edge, John T
Dewey number
641.5975
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX715.2.S68
LC item number
E328 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cooking, American
  • Food
  • Food
  • Cooking, American
  • Food
  • Southern States
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a food history of the modern South 1955-2015
Label
The potlikker papers : a food history of the modern South, John T. Edge
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Potlikker: an introduction -- Freedom struggles (1950s-1970s) : Kitchen tables ; Restaurant theaters ; Poor power ; Black power -- Rise of the folk (1970s & 1980s) : Landed hippies ; Faster food ; Carter country ; Black pastorals -- Gentrification (1980s & 1990s) : Kingmaker and kings ; Generation grits ; Cooking school -- New respect (1990s-2010s) : Artisanal pantry ; Restaurant renaissance ; Pits and pitmasters -- Future tenses (2010s forward) : Political reckonings ; Nuevo sud -- Shared palates: an afterword
Control code
ocn952964492
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 370 pages
Isbn
9781594206559
Lccn
2016029615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952964492
Label
The potlikker papers : a food history of the modern South, John T. Edge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Potlikker: an introduction -- Freedom struggles (1950s-1970s) : Kitchen tables ; Restaurant theaters ; Poor power ; Black power -- Rise of the folk (1970s & 1980s) : Landed hippies ; Faster food ; Carter country ; Black pastorals -- Gentrification (1980s & 1990s) : Kingmaker and kings ; Generation grits ; Cooking school -- New respect (1990s-2010s) : Artisanal pantry ; Restaurant renaissance ; Pits and pitmasters -- Future tenses (2010s forward) : Political reckonings ; Nuevo sud -- Shared palates: an afterword
Control code
ocn952964492
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 370 pages
Isbn
9781594206559
Lccn
2016029615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952964492

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