For years, John T. Edge has been telling the story of Southern food – its central role in Southern identity and what it owes to the African-American and immigrant cooks who have historically been left out of the standard narratives the South tells about itself.

In his new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, Edge attempts to pay down what he calls “a debt of pleasure to those farmers and cooks who came before me, many of whom have been lost to history.”

Race, Class And Paying Down Southern Food’s Great ‘Debt Of Pleasure’

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Sanctuary Restaurants project aims to keep restaurant workers safe in Trump’s America

  • Recently, several nonprofits launched an initiative called “Sanctuary Restaurants,” formed to protect restaurant workers of all creeds, sexual orientation and immigration status from any policies from the incoming Trump administration which may threaten their wellbeing.
  • Sanctuary Restaurants is a website that provides resources for restaurant workers, employers and consumers.
  • More than 50 restaurant owners have enlisted to be members, spokespeople for Restaurant Sanctuary said. Read more.

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Signs as Food Network Chefs/Judges

Aries: Alex Guarnaschelli

Taurus: Anne Burell

Gemini: Maneet Chauhan

Cancer: Amanda Freitag

Leo: Bobby Flay

Virgo: Giada De Laurentis

Libra: Barefoot Contessa

Scorpio: Alton Brown

Sagittarius: Robert Irvine

Capricorn: Scott Conant

Aquarius: Guy Fieri

Pisces: Gordon Ramsay

I’m not serving a menu, I’m serving a story, I’m serving my soul. I’m serving a conversation and I want you to talk back to me, I want you to dialogue with me. I’m triggering something inside of you, the memories of inside of you. And if I do this I know that I’m doing the right thing.
—  Dominique Crenn, “Chef’s Table”