Mac Edwards Wants to be The Next Food Network Star

Mac Edwards of The Elegant Farmer wants to be The Next Food Network Star to prove that Southern food is more than deep-fried and unhealthy dishes.

The Memphis restaurateur was recently featured on the Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” He’s known in the local food industry for his farm-to-table philosophy and sources the majority of his ingredients from farmers markets.

“It’s just food,” Edwards said in his video application for The Next Food Network Star. “This has been going on for over 2,000 years. There have been five original ideas since the last supper.”