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John founded Hoppin’ John’s ® in 1986 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he ran his culinary bookstore and cooking school of the same name until 1999, when he took the business online. The author of hundreds of articles on food and travel, John is also the author of five books and has written the foreword to or has been included in several anthologies as well. In 2018, John donated his papers to the College of Charleston and his library to the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. The Culinary Historians of New York awarded him the coveted Amelia Award later that year. Two qualities distinguish all recipients of the Amelia Award: first, they are leading experts in culinary history, with deep knowledge in the field. And second, even more importantly, they have demonstrated generosity and extraordinary support to others in the field, helping to shape and elevate culinary history into the academically-respected discipline that it is today.