Remembering John Egerton

RIP Photo: Courtesy of New South Books

Writer John Egerton, who died yesterday at the age of 78, was integral to the formation of the Southern Foodways Alliance and was the author of southern-cooking classic Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History. Egerton’s writings on “Southern food and race gave powerful voice to the complexities of the American South,” notes the Times-Picayune’s Brett Anderson. Elsewhere, Egerton is remembered in the Washington Post, John T. Edge shares his story in the Times, and the SFA, which has put up a video and a tribute, will be honoring Egerton’s life and work in the days ahead. [Times-Picayune, WaPo]