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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.

‘Kiss me, I’m Irish’ took on a new meaning when DNA proved that I was | Michael Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/17/irish-african-american-dna-tests?CMP=share_btn_tw&utm_content=bufferad2eb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Happy #StPatricksDay !

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Oklahoma, Damn!!????

If the word integration means anything, this is what it means: that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it. James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1963) Right … Continue reading

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Talking ‘Southern Discomfort': Foodcast with Michael Twitty | MUNCHIES

http://munchies.vice.com/videos/talking-southern-discomfort-foodcast-with-michael-twitty The podcast prequel to the article.. enjoy and feel free to share–it’s free and it helps spread the message!  Take a listen and a watch! Special thanks again to Helen Hollyman!

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Mouth Full Of South: The Black Culinary Historian Who Recreates the Antebellum Kitchen | MUNCHIES

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/mouth-full-of-south?utm_source=munchiestwitterus Fresh off the pages of Vice!!–both print and blog media. Many thanks to Helen Hollyman, Mike Moore, Elliott Moss and the great Jeff Bannister and the people of Asheville, North Carolina! Feel free to share!

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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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