Author Archives: michaelwtwitty

About michaelwtwitty

I am a Judaics teacher and Culinary Historian focusing on the foodways of Africa, enslaved African Americans, African America and the African and Jewish diasporas.

Bringing Together African-American And Kosher Cuisines | Here & Now

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/02/25/african-american-kosher-cuisines Fresh from NPR’s Here and Now, an interview with me today about the real koshersoul. Cuisine that is…  :) Enjoy

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Soul Foodies to Watch: Charla Draper

Charla L. Draper        Title: Food Consultant, owner of It’s Food Biz! ™.  It’s Food Biz! ™ provides marketing services promoting food and food related products. Location: Chicago, IL 1. What’s your food vision for (African America) in 2015? … Continue reading

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Researching African-American Ancestors

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/feb/18/researching-alexandrias-african-american-ancestors/  Great write up on my genealogy class at Alexandria Black History Museum! Includes highlights from the class of master genealogist Char Bah. Enjoy!

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A Koshersoul Response To the Producers of “Kosher Soul”

A Letter to Ish Entertainment and the Producers of “Kosher Soul”: I got a tweet Monday night I should probably pass on to you: “@koshersoul tv show look soooo funny #koshersoul” I was mortified. It’s official, the thing I have … Continue reading

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Sitting down with Michael Twitty – The Yale Herald

http://yaleherald.com/voices/sitting-down-with-michael-twitty/  check it out!  I would have liked a little better editing job, but it’s still a good read. For example, when I said Moses didn’t have kugel or brisket, my follow up statement was something to the effect of, … Continue reading

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Wild Game Butchering The Way Our Ancestors Did in Plantation Days

I asked my colleague Chef Harold Caldwell to write about the process of butchering wild game in the colonial and antebellum periods.  This is a real treat full of detail about how our Ancestors survived. Our forefathers and foremothers made … Continue reading

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Soul Foodies to Watch: Adrian Miller

Our Soul Foodie to Watch is Adrian Miller, author of 2014 James Beard Award winner for reference,  Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine.  (UNC Press 2013) 1. What’s your food vision for (African America) in 2015? What … Continue reading

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