John T. Edge will be at Pepper Place Saturday Market Saturday from 10 a.m. till noon signing copies of his new book, "The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels."
Edge is director of the University of Mississippi’s Southern Foodways Alliance. He previously wrote “Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover’s Companion to the South” and edited “The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook.
Edge spent parts of 2009 and 2010 traveling the country to research and write “The Truck Food Cookbook." He visited 12 cities and a couple hundred food trucks and carts.
While here, reports the Birmingham News' Bob Carlton, he also plans to check out Birmingham’s budding food truck scene with National Pubic Radio correspondent Debbie Elliott for a piece that will air later on NPR.
“Debbie and I are going to travel around Birmingham with the idea of looking at a city where street food is kind of ascendant, where it is not yet a mature phenomenon,” Edge told Carlton. “I think of Birmingham as kind of an aspirational truck food city.”
To learn more:
"John T. Edge: Street Food Surveyor," Arkansas Times
"Examining the Haute Return of Food Trucks in America," Thirdcoast Digest