John T. Edge directs the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. He is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun and a columnist for the Oxford American. In 2012, he won the James Beard Foundation’s M. F. K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. Edge has written or edited more than a dozen books. He has served as the culinary curator for the weekend edition of NPR’s All Things Considered and written the “United Tastes” column for The New York Times. Edge lives in Oxford, Miss., with his son, Jess, and his wife, Blair Hobbs. Follow him on Twitter @johntedge, on Instagram @johntedge or on the Web at potlikkerpapers.com.