John T. Edge, Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, is also being honored by the James Beard Foundation by being inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. John T. Edge is not only a great food writer, but he is a great eater, a better teacher, but perhaps more importantly, he is a chronicler of life. He understands people of all types and always makes them feel good about themselves. And then he writes about it in a style that captivates me. There couldn’t be a more deserving inductee.