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"To be in the company of a mind this curious is a pleasure."
—The New York Times Book Review (New York Times Book Review )
"With a sensibility rooted in both research and rock'n'roll, [John T. Edge] has made throwbacks to standbys like catfish and collards and fried pimento cheese hip."
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta Journal Constitution )
"Sit back and travel with accomplished food writer Edge as he presents some of the best and most unique restaurants the South has to offer. . . .Without a doubt, Edge demonstrates just how much food is woven into the fabric of the South. This book will score high."
—Library Journal (Library Journal )
"Edge is a man on a mission, a mission to preserve and celebrate two of America's greatest cultural gems: the food and the food lore of the South. . . . Southern Belly is the apotheosis of Edge's great passions for Southern food and Southern people. The book is filled with pictures, drawings, maps, stories, recipes and--most important--a carefully culled selection of Southern restaurants that serve what Edge calls 'honest food.' He is a spirited guide . . . What he does best: uncover another unsung gastronomical treasure with a surprising, uniquely Southern story."--Salon.com (Salon.com )
"The book blends history, culture and good eating, with visits to more than 200 restaurants."--Atlanta Journal Constitution (Atlanta Journal Constitution )
"I want to keep Southern Belly around for reference and re-reading. That's why I keep fighting off the urge to eat it."—Roy Blount Jr.See all Editorial Reviews
I received what I paid for but I was disappointed that it offered so few recipes.Published 8 months ago by Doug P
Unfortunate that this is an out of date travel guide and not something more robust. I would not recommend to add this to your cook book or travel guide collections.Published 23 months ago by Maine Man
Spot on!! Descriptions are SO accurate.... You don't need a map to find these spots....or a menu to order from- but DO use the menu as there are so many one of a kind specialities... Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by Heatheryan
leaving out Florida is a HUGE omission. His forward states that he did this purposely (along with Texas), based on his criteria that he only included states that he felt were... Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by CAC
I thought this book was a hoot.....and a big hit! Who knew that someone would take the time to address the "Southern belly" ! Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Sharron Y. Pitre
John T. Edge writes about food better than anyone I've read, and Southern Belly is a treat. His account of traveling through the South exploring local establishments, although... Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by Doc
Loved this book- just be sure to double check all information before traveling -we found some locations had closed/changed since it was published.Published on March 9, 2011 by E. Davis