In celebration of The Potlikker Papers by John T. Edge, Nashville’s city-wide read for 2018, Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Alice Randall. Randall will present her top ten and John T. Edge's top three African American cookbooks. Sips and bites of history will be served. Anchoring the list, a book written by a man who began life enslaved in Tennessee and developed a cooking life in Nashville’s Historic Commercial Hotel!
Alice Randall is the author of The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, Rebel Yell, and Ada's Rules. She is a Harvard educated African-American novelist who lives in Nashville and writes country songs. Randall has emerged as an innovative food activist committed to reforms that support healthy bodies and healthy communities. With her daughter Caroline Randall Williams she co-authored the acclaimed cookbook Soul Food Love and the young adult novel The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess winner of the Phillis Wheatley Award.