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Hosted Weekend with Artist Blair Hobbs and Author John T. Edge

The Potlikker Papers

July 1 - 3, 2022 July 1, 2022 July 3, 2022 Old Edwards Hospitality Group

This special artistic weekend will feature the return of husband and wife duo, writer John T. Edge and artist Blair Hobbs. 

Weekend Events:

  • Social Hour Friday and Saturday from 5-6 pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres inspired by recipes from Blair Hobbs and John T., and special cocktails prepared by John T. available for purchase in J. Henry Farmhouse Tavern. Live music by Paul Jones from 5-8 pm in the Woodland View Room.
  • Recipe and Cocktail Making Demo Saturday from 4-5 pm with one of the South’s most interesting couples. Join Blair and John T. as they make one of their absolute favorite cocktail pairings, Cheese Olive Balls, and (New) Old Fashioneds with samples, of course.
  • Breakfast on Saturday from 8-10:30 am will feature Father’s Country sausage and Anson Mill’s Pencil Cob grits. Plus, John T. will chat with guests about a recent article in Garden & Gun focused on this traditional Southern pairing.
  • Throughout the weekend, Blair’s unique artwork will be displayed courtesy of Atlanta art gallery, Spalding Nix Fine Art.

About John T. Edge
John T. Edge writes about the American South. In 2017, Penguin published The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, named as book of the year by NPR, Publisher’s Weekly, and a host of others. Now in paperback, Nashville selected the book as a citywide read for 2018. Edge is also the host of the television show TrueSouth, which airs on the SEC Network and on ESPN. 

John T. is an award-winning writer and the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, where he and his colleagues document, study, and explore the diverse food cultures of the American South. 

About Blair Hobbs
Blair is a senior lecturer at the University of Mississippi where she teaches Creative Writing. She is also an accomplished artist. 

Blair Hobbs likes to find weird surprises in the mundane world. Primarily, she finds bright oddities in plants, animals, and the human body. Each canvas is a box of assembled visual cues that form an imagined narrative, and those narratives range from bittersweet (or just bitter) to magical to eerie to humorous. Many pieces include written words that prompt or propel the narrative.


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