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From Fried Chicken, An American Story by John T. Edge (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2004). © 2004 by John T. Edge
John T. Edge is a writer, author and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. He is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun, a columnist for the Oxford American, a columnist for Southern Living and a contributor to The New York Times. His work has been featured in the Best Food Writing compilation. He won the James Beard Foundation's M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award in 2012. He has written or edited more than a dozen books.