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What once was old, is new again - especially around the holidays. ‘Tis the season to disregard the glossy food magazines and opt for the comb-bound Junior League cookbooks and stained index cards to recreate Aunt Myrtle's sweet potato casserole circa 1954.
As John T. Edge, says:
Along with penning numerous food-centric books, John T. writes a monthly column, “United Tastes,” for the New York Times, is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun magazine and a columnist for the Oxford American. He was also a contributing editor at Gourmet before the beloved publication folded in October 2009.
He has been nominated for five James Beard Foundation Awards, and in 2009, was inducted into Beard's "Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America." John T. is also director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, an organization that documents, studies and celebrates the soul of Southern food - old and new.
Five Retrograde Holiday Dishes: John T. Edge
1. Grits with Smoked Oysters
2. Oysters Johnny Reb Casserole
3. Catfish Relish Tray
4. Cheese Boxes
We included this one in the Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook."
5. Bessemer Punch
Sucker for a strawberry Jell-O pretzel salad, or fancy a fondue? Share your favorite throwback dishes in the comments below.
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