Cornbread Nation 1

Cornbread Nation 1 : The Best of Southern Food Writing

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The first volume in an annual collection, ""Cornbread Nation"" gathers the best of recent southern food writing. In 51 entries - original features and selections previously published in magazines and journals - contributors celebrate the people, places, traditions and tastes of the American South. In these pages, Nikki Giovanni expresses her admiration for the legendary Edna Lewis, Rick Bragg thinks back on Thanksgivings at home, Robert Morgan describes the rituals of canning time, James Villas remembers his friend Craig Claiborne, and Fred Chappell offers a contrarian's view of iced tea. Also among the contributors are: Jim Auchmutey, Roy Blount Jr, Gene Bourg, Lolis Eric Elie, Damon Lee Fowler, Jessica Harris, Karen Hess, Jack Hitt, Ted and Matthew Lee, Ronni Lundy, and Robb Walsh.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 16.51mm | 403.7g
  • Chapel Hill, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0807854190
  • 9780807854198
  • 77,753

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A delicious feast, as well as a thoughtful celebration of regional culture. ("Kirkus Reviews") Almost as good as months of roaming back roads and long talks over kitchen tables all over the South. Maybe it's better.(Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of public radio's "The Splendid Table") Beautifully describes how food has shaped Southern, as well as American, culture. ("Southern Living") Truly, there's just something about the South, its breezy characters, its off-the-edge eateries, and yes, its barbecue and batter bread. "Cornbread Nation" puts them all between two covers. (Jean Anderson, author of "The American Century Cookbook") Southern food is legendary stuff, but Southern food writing may be even better, at least as exampled in these pages.
(John Thorne, author of "Serious Pig" and "Pot on the Fire")
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About John Egerton

John Egerton is a journalist and author whose books include the award-winning Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History and Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. General editor John T. Edge is executive director of the Southern Foodways Alliance in Oxford, Mississippi. Founded in 1999, the SFA works to celebrate, preserve, promote, and nurture the diverse food cultures of the American South. Its members include scholars, chefs, cookbook authors, journalists, and farmers.
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