In the foreword to this book, Maurice Carlos Ruffin writes that it is “a political work. But it’s not about the divide between red and blue. The photos in this book present an honest politics. They remind us that food is love. They remind us that many thousands of people from every imaginable background eat together each day, back to back, shoulder to shoulder.” Micah Cash spent the better part of a year traveling throughout the heart of Waffle House Country, photographing Southern communities as seen through the restaurant window. Each of his images is taken from the vantage point of a WH patron — whether in Pensacola or Memphis or Calvert City, Kentucky — and asks viewers “to look up from their hash browns and acknowledge the institutions and structures that create real, yet rarely acknowledged boundaries that feel impossible to break through for much of this country.” Whether you care about breakfast or not, Waffle House Country is a powerful exploration of the modern Southern landscape.