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Something’s cooking in Memphis. While the city has always been a staple for barbecue, Memphis’ culinary palate is evolving. You’ve probably read about it in
Food & Wine, GQ and The New York Times.
Join us for PRSA Memphis’ monthly luncheon where John T. Edge will present
a 3-Course Discussion on Memphis’ Culinary Culture.
Traditional - BBQ is the traditional story of Memphis.
Chef-Driven - The current story is the crop of chefs like Kelly English (Restaurant Iris), Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman (Hog & Hominy) and Jonathan Magalenese (Los Tortugas Deli Mexicana)
New Ethnicity - The future is ethnicity as filtered through the South.
About John T. Edge
John T. Edge has served as director since the 1999 founding of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. He holds an M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and an M.F.A. in Creative Non Fiction from Goucher College. A columnist for Garden & Gun and Oxford American, Edge wrote the “United Tastes” column for the New York Times for three years. Winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation, Edge has written or edited more than a dozen books. Most recently he co-edited The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife Blair Hobbs, a painter, writer, and teacher, and his son Jess.
When & Where
The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is a melting pot of close to 200 communicators in positions with large corporations, small private companies, consulting firms, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and free-lancers.
The Memphis Chapter was founded in 1952 when about 10 professionals met at the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. Today, more than 50 years later, almost 200 members meet throughout the year for programs, professional development seminars, awards programs and socials.
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), headquartered in New York City, is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals. The society's more than 19,000 members represent business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.
Since it was chartered in 1947, PRSA has continued to provide a forum for addressing issues affecting the profession and the resources for promoting the highest professional standards. It offers unequalled opportunities for improving skills and gaining knowledge, as well as for the exchange of information and experiences with other public relations professionals.