John T Edge writes about the American South. For more than a decade he has served as a contributing editor to Garden & Gun. For more than twenty years, he has written a column for The Oxford American. From 2009 to 2012, Edge wrote a monthly column, “United Tastes,” for The New York Times.

Edge has won three James Beard Foundation awards, including the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, Edge serves as host for the SEC/ESPN show TrueSouth. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Polikker Papers, published by Penguin Press.

John T. Edge
Grady College Of Journalism and Mass Communication