E33: Southern Food and the Table of Brotherhood (w/ John T. Edge and Amanda Yee)


Who owns Southern food? In this episode, we tackle the concept of cultural stakes, ownership, and the character of Southern regional cuisine. Zahir talks to author and Southern food scholar John T. Edge about his new book, The Potlikker Papers.


In the second segment, you’ll hear from Amanda Yee, a Chinese, Norwegian, and African-American chef who, in her words, pulled a James Baldwin and set out to bring Southern cuisine to Scandinavia. According to Amanda, battling locals’ preconceived notions is half the battle. We hope you enjoy the show.

Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.