When thinking about Southern Food, it’s really easy to talk about fried chicken and barbecue, okra, and collard greens, to celebrate the fun and delicious parts, and ignore issues of race and class, in the history of southern food ways. The Heritage Radio Network talked to food writer, John T Edge, at the Big Apple BBQ Block party. This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market.

“What we’re trying to do is showcase an inclusive south, and by way of programming we’re challenging people to think about the South in new ways, challenging southerners to not accept the kind of moonlight magnolia myths of the South, but to look at our region honestly with a bright future.” [01:14]

John T Edge on HRN Community Sessions – Daily Bite