Joe Johnston, award winning author, musician, historian and journalist, will present “Grits to Glory” at the Franklin Civil War Round Table’s November 11 event.
He will explore how the South and its cuisine rose to glory but were destroyed during the Civil War. He will explain how three major things came together to create the Southern cuisine we enjoy today: The post war burden of poverty, memories of former slaves and traditions of American Indians all combined to form today’s Southern cuisine.
A native of Missouri, Johnston has published numerous books; holds national credits in marketing, music production and film.
He was also the inventor of the now famous McDonald’s Happy Meal.
He will present interesting examples of our food “evolution” such as what Colonel Sanders and General John Hunt Morgan have in common, why oysters and bananas are Southern and which American Indian foods are in our kitchens now. He will have copies of his book, Grits to Glory: How Southern Cookin’ Got So Good, on hand.
This unusual presentation starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, at Carnton’s Fleming Center, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN 37064. The public is invited.
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