John T. Edge Coming to White Plains for “Food for Thought: The Food Truck Comes to the Library”


Exciting news from the White Plains Library! John T. Edge, an award-winning food writer one of the foremost authorities on Southern cuisine, will be at the library 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10 for “Food for Thought: The Food Truck Comes to the Library” to benefit the White Plains Library Foundation.

Edge will discuss his latest book, The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America’s Best Restaurants on Wheels (Workman Publishing, New York, 2012), in which he celebrates the ever-exploding truck food scene. There will also be food truck-themed hors d’oevures and a silent auction.

Edge’s bio, and more information on the event, after the jump.

From a press release:

Edge, who hails from Oxford, Mississippi, has written several books on American food, and has been included in the Best American Food Writing every year since 2001. He is the 2012 winner of the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award presented by the James Beard Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. In addition to being the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, Edge writes the “United Tastes” column for the New York Times and contributes to Oxford American and Garden & Gun. He has also written for Gourmet, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Travel + Leisure, and many more. He was a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, a judge on Iron Chef, and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, and more.


Event tickets are $65 and include a food-truck themed hors d’oeuvres buffet, beer and wine. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author, and there will be a silent auction featuring wining and dining. Proceeds will benefit the White Plains Library Foundation. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling 914-422-1495.


The White Plains Library Foundation, a non-profit organization, proudly supports the work of the White Plains Public Library to transform lives, every day. The Foundation supports a wide range of after-school programs, cultural events, literacy initiatives, online resources, teen programming, and career resources.




About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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